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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: John  Hellermann
Institution: Portland State University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://web.pdx.edu/~jkh
State and/or Country: OR
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Phonetics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Past, Present, and Future of Second Language Research
 Social Actions for Classroom Language Learning
Academic Paper Abstract: Smith, Neil, Language, Bananas and Bonobos: Linguistic problems, puzzles and polemics. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002. Pp. viii, 150. Hb $62.95, pb $29.95.



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