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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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Department of Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Address: Department of Linguistics
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City: Leipzig
Zip/Postal Code: 04103
Country: Germany
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Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
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