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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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What is English? And Why Should We Care?

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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

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Academic Paper

Title: Biolingüística
Paper URL: http://www.scribd.com/doc/38419200/Biolinguistics-Biolinguistica
Author: Joel Armando Zavala Tovar
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Homepage: http://jzavalat.blogspot.com
Institution: Peruvian University of Applied Sciences
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Syntax
Abstract: En el presente artículo presentaremos brevemente algunos conceptos importantes sobre el enfoque 'biolingüístico'. En primer lugar, nos referiremos al término 'biolingüística' y a las etapas de la perspectiva biolingüística. En segundo lugar, daremos una definición que nos aproxime a entender lo que significa la biolingüística. Una tercera parte abarcará los límites de la biolingüística, es decir, intentaremos precisar el concepto que dimos anteriormente desechando todo aquello que no estudia o que no puede ser considerado dentro de la biolingüística. Por último, nos referiremos al gen FOXP2, llamado comúnmente 'gen de la gramática' o 'gen del lenguaje', y mostraremos algunos conceptos importantes de los últimos modelos de la GG, el modelo de Principios y Parámetros (P&P) y el modelo 'minimalista' que intentan dar respuesta a las cuestiones fundamentales de la biología del lenguaje (Chomsky, 2005a).
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Lima, Perú
Publication Info: Biolinguistics, Biolingüística, Biología de lenguaje, Fundamentos biológicos del lenguaje
URL: http://www.scribd.com/doc/38419200/Biolinguistics-Biolinguistica

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