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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: Abolishing Fund Drive
Submitter: Suzette Haden Elgin
Description: March 29, 2005

Please establish a fee for Linguist List -- please. Doing without Linguist
List isn't an option; for you to go on every year trying to run a fund
drive is unacceptable. Just have us pay our fair share.

Suzette Haden Elgin
Date Posted: 01-Apr-2005
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
LL Issue: 16.986
Posted: 01-Apr-2005

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