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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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FYI: Discourse, Politics, and Women as Global Leaders


Author: Diana Boxer

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

FYI Body: Discourse, Politics, and Women as Global Leaders
John Wilson and Diana Boxer, editors

We are seeking contributions for the above volume on women in political leadership positions in Sub-Saharan Africa, East and South Asia, and Latin America. The volume puts together contributions from diverse geopolitical areas, with representation from around the globe. If you are interested in participating in this book analyzing the discourse of female leaders from one of the above areas of the world, please contact me with the proposed contribution and a 300-500 word abstract.

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