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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: Olga  M. Mladenova
Institution: University of Calgary
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Homepage: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~omladeno/
State and/or Country: Alberta
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
Greek, Modern
Romanian, Macedo-
Middle Greek
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: Books:

Definiteness in Bulgarian: Modelling the Processes of Language Change. “Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs”, 182, New York, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007, 462 pp.

Russian Second-Language Textbooks and Identity in the Universe of Discourse. A Contribution to Macropragmatics. München, Verlag Otto Sagner, 2004, 259 S. [SLAVISTISCHE BEITRÄGE, Bd. 432]

Grapes and Wine in the Balkans. An Ethno-Linguistic Study. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1998, xvi + 858 pp. [Balkanologische Veröffentlichungen, Band 32]
Announced on LINGUIST :  Definiteness in Bulgarian
Courses Taught: Russian language and civilization; Slavic linguistics

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