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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: Kevin  Patrick Wiliarty
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State and/or Country: CT
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Semantics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Courses Taught: German language, semesters 1-4
German for reading
Travels in Xenoglossia: Reading and composition course examined literary and scholarly accounts of second language acquisition
Dissertation Abstract: Turns of Phrases: Formulaic directionals and grammaticalization in Dutch language change and German second language acquisition



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