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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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Ethnography of Communication

Full Description: The list responds to the need of ethnographers of communication to create an online discussion forum where issues related to the ethnographic study of communicative practices can be discussed. This community of scholars regards communicative practice as radically tied to the cultural systems and social lives of particular communities of speakers using language in particular contexts.
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