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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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Media: John McWhorter Interview on PBS NewsHour

Submitter: Zylogy

Submitter Email: Zylogy@aol.com
Media Body: On Friday, Feb.22 Ray Suarez of the PBS NewsHour conducted an
interview with John McWhorter (UCBerkeley) who is promoting his new
book "The Power of Babel". No transcript was yet available at the PBS
webpage (http://www.pbs.org/newshour) but may be in place later.

Jess Tauber

Issue Number: 13.522
Date Posted: February 25, 2002

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