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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: 3 Endangered Languages Preserved on YouTube

Submitter: Laurence Horn

Submitter Email: laurence.horn@yale.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Media Body: YouTube is becoming a useful research to upload and share movies of
endangered languages.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/3-endangered-languages-preserved-
Issue Number: 23.872
Date Posted: February 20, 2012

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