"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
The first Minnesota Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium is taking place on April 13, 2013 at St. Olaf’s campus in Northfield, MN. Please visit our website at https://sites.google.com/site/mnlinguisticssymposium/ for more information.