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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: Shiv  R Upadhyay
Institution: York University
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 'The Sociolinguistics of honorifics in family discourse'
'Nepali requestive acts: Linguistic indirectness and politeness reconsidered'
'Politeness in Nepali Mass Media'
Courses Taught: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Introduction to Linguistics, ESL Reading and Writing
Reviewer of: Discourse: Blommaert (2005) (LL Issue 16.2299)
Bilingualism/Socioling: Myers-Scotton (2005) (LL Issue 16.3510)
Calling for Help (LL Issue 17.3279)

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