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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: Cognitive Scientists Study Ambiguity in Language

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Media Body: A new cognitive science study examines ambiguity in language. They
that resolving ambiguity by inference is “cognitively cheaper” than having
longer utterance with exact meaning. They discuss implications of
ambiguity for

Read more: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-cognitive-scientists-
Issue Number: 23.337
Date Posted: January 19, 2012

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