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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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Name: Jana  Vizmuller-Zocco (IPA: yana vizmuler zokko)
Institution: York University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Ontario
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Romance
Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: 1. Language, ethnicity, postmodernity: the Italian-Canadian case, Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies 44, 199(2007): 355-368.

2. The origin and purpose of italiese, partnersItaly&Canada, Spring 2006, 89-90

3. Investigazioni littirarii in Sicilia, Arba Sicula, 25, 1, 2 (2004): 96-113.

4. Language and ethnic identity: Italians in North America in D. Iuele Colilli (ed.) Harvest of a New Life. Welland, Soleil, 2002, pp. 125-146.
Courses Taught: History of the Italian Language
Italians in North America
Contrastive Linguistics: Italian-English
Italian Dialectology
Topics in Italian Linguistics: Morphology
Italian Grammar (beginner and advanced)

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