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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: Rajend  Mesthrie
Institution: University of Cape Town
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Introducing Sociolinguistics
 Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics
 Language in South Africa
 A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics
 A Handbook of Varieties of English
 English in Language Shift
 Varieties of English
 World Englishes
 Introducing Sociolinguistics
 Introducing Sociolinguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  A Handbook of Varieties of English
 World Englishes
 Varieties of English
 Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics
 Language in South Africa
Academic Paper Abstract: Assessing representations of South African Indian English in print
English circling the globe
'Death of the mother tongue' – is English a glottophagic language in South Africa?
A moving and mystifying target language?
From Beowulf to Bollywood
Moodling Beyond Bollywood: e-teaching the Language, Literature and Culture of the Indian Diaspora
Ethnicity, Substrate and Place: The Dynamics of Coloured and Indian English in Five South African Cities in Relation to the Variable (t)
Where does a New English dictionary stop? On the making of the Dictionary of South African Indian English
Englishes in a multilingual South Africa

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