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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: Re: 16.894, Disc: New: Abolishing Fund Drive
Submitter: Elena Bashir
Description: I think that charging for the use of LinguistList is a perfectly
reasonable solution. People who use this extremely valuable service,
myself included, should be willing to pay a modest fee for it. If you
divide the amount of money needed by the number of users, I think the
amount per user would be very small indeed. ... You should, of course,
continue to charge publishing houses for announcing their books.
Date Posted: 26-Mar-2005
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
LL Issue: 16.927
Posted: 26-Mar-2005

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