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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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Request for Linguist to Assist with Paiute Language Preservation

Date Submitted: 02-May-2013
From: Paula Sam
Subject: Request for Linguist to Assist with Paiute Language Preservation
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Notice: We are looking to preserve our dying Paiute language. We will be submitting a grant to accomplish this task. The grant asks that we have a linguist on board.

Can you let me know if your group can assist in any way possible?

I am a volunteer and can be reached at 530-279-6310, ext. 227 or my home after 5:00pm, if I am not in, please leave a message.

I am the Vice Chair for the Fort Bidwell Indian Community located in Northern California. Any information you can provide will be helpful.