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Re: strategies for learning new languages

   Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 17:58:53 -0500
   From: Vadim Nasardinov <vadimn@attbi.com>
   To: ll1-discuss@ai.mit.edu
   Subject: strategies for learning new languages
   To follow up on the "learning languages" thread
   I'd be interested to hear resident polyglots comment on the following
     What strategies do you use for becoming proficient in a new

You gave a good list, but you left out my favorite:

* Read the "formal" language specification (or ANSI standard)
  from cover to cover, starting with "Lexical Tokens" and ending
  with "I/O Library".  If necessary, read it twice.

That aside, I have used all the strategies that you outlined,
though frequently I try to read up on the features that seem
to be "different" from what I already know.

--Guy Steele