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language query

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Thursday, December 5, 2002, 1:56
Sorry--this isn't immediately conlang-related; I recently started teaching
full-time (long story) and have been busy, but this is where I know to get
ahold of the most linguistically minded people.  =)

I was wondering: there are a lot of "how to learn..." language books
oriented toward students, businessfolk, and travelers.  Do any exist for
teachers (in the U.S. or elsewhere)?  I've startled some kids already as I
know Spanish phrases, and my French is decent enough that I can converse
with the kids who speak Haitian creole, more or less.  But I'd love to see
a series of such things giving an overview on family/educational culture(s)
, useful phrases, maybe a section or two on slang and swear I
the only market for this kind of thing?  Does it exist anywhere?  I wish I
knew enough of any non-English language to write one myself as a
web-resource.  *sigh*

ObConlang: Educational terminology/culture in y'all's conlangs?

Yoon Ha Lee []

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