"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
Proyecto de Investigación Nº 16 sobre “Cuestiones Lingüísticas en Relación con la Diáspora Latinoamericana” a desarrollarse durante el XVII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina (ALFAL) en João Pessoa, Brasil del 14 al 19 de julio de 2014.
Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics