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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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Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
Na'vi Research Study Results Christine Schreyer 22.4038 13-Oct-2011
11th Century North Indian Languages Amitha Knight 22.2051 10-May-2011
Language Maps Candice Luebbering 20.3235 21-Sep-2009
Terminology Development in Amerindian Languages José Álvarez 17.1438 07-May-2006
Young People's Varieties Claire Bowern 17.1142 14-Apr-2006
Filming in the Field Jessica Boynton 17.600 23-Feb-2006
Language extinction, Neolithic Revolution John Kingston 16.2089 04-Jul-2005
Films and Documentaries on Endangered Languages Ole Stig Andersen 16.1562 16-May-2005
Human Subjects Requirements Claire Bowern 16.1467 06-May-2005
Formula for Addressing Absent Reply Jan Lindström 15.3283 22-Nov-2004
Summary: Swadesh query Robin Allott 13.2622 13-Oct-2002
TOEFL and Konkani Speakers Ohkado Masayuki 12.1136 25-Apr-2001
Talking Drums & Whistled Speech Aniruddh Patel 12.419 15-Feb-2001
Code-switching/ French-Kali'na Sophie ALBY 10.1558 18-Oct-1999
Languages in Contact Spiro Hamilothoris 10.718 11-May-1999
Movies with convincing accents Joseph Tomei 8.675 14-Nov-1998
intercultural communication Christiane Meierkord 8.1031 09-Jul-1997



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