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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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Name: Gabor  Turcsan
Institution: Université de Toulouse - Le Mirail
Academic Paper Abstract: Péter Siptár & Miklós Torkenczy, The phonology of Hungarian (The Phonology of the World's Languages). New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. xiv+319.

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