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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: Phone Text Corpus And Software
Submitter: John Olsson
Description: The Forensic Linguistics Institute has placed a sample corpus of 1000
anonymised mobile/cell phone texts from 50 participants online. You can
search texts for any word and get user information by age, gender and
educational level. This is a serious research tool for linguists. There is
no charge for the software. Visit: http://www.thetext.co.uk/software.html
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Forensic Linguistics

LL Issue: 20.254
Date Posted: 27-Jan-2009

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