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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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Title: Does Editing Matter?
Submitter: Michael Cahill
Description: I've noticed an absence in recent book reviews on the LINGUIST List of a
feature that used to be common: commentary on the accuracy of the
editing in a book. This would include comments such as ''very few typos,''
''there were some missing references,'' and the like. Does anyone else
have the same impression? If true, why would this be? Are books edited
that much better today, that we don't need to note this, or are the current
reviewers just not paying attention to such things? And does the quality of
editing really matter?
Date Posted: 10-Sep-2012
LL Issue: 23.3795
Posted: 10-Sep-2012

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