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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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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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Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date  Asc / Desc
Early Sense of the Word 'Morpheme' Stephen Anderson 22.2608 21-Jun-2011
Sum: Etyma Maria Carlota A 9.149 31-Jan-1998
Fortition of Palatal Glide in Romance Steven Schaufele 13.463 16-Feb-2002
Sum: History of For. Lang. Teaching/Lang. Policy Erica Benson 8.267 20-Feb-1997
History of LInguistics Fay Wouk 12.865 25-Mar-2001
History of Linguistics Fay Wouk 12.809 23-Mar-2001
summary of 'de se' responses Ana Perez-Leroux 10.604 26-Apr-1999
India's role in the history of linguistics - summary Marcin Lewandowski 8.675 05-May-1997
Leonard Bloomfield as a Teacher Marc Pierce 16.2350 08-Aug-2005
linguistic autobiographies Michael Erard 14.78 08-Jan-2003
Miss Fidditch Pius ten Hacken 17.156 16-Jan-2006
Prague School influence Frederick Newmeyer 10.220 10-Feb-1999
Priscian quote Edward McDonald 17.735 08-Mar-2006
Endangered Languages Daniel Everett 13.3331 17-Dec-2002
History of Grammaticalization Therese Lindstrom 13.2037 06-Aug-2002



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