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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Fields of linguistics

Date Submitted: 21-Jan-2006
From: Claude Wakenge Malekani
Subject: Fields of linguistics
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Institution/Organization: University of Kinshasa

Notice: I am a student majoring in Linguistics.
I am in the English Department of the Arts school in DR CONGO.
I would like to swap or exchange ideas or subjects or any field of linguistics as far as I am concerned.
I am a grad student.