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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: Michael  L. Forman
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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Homepage: http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/faculty/forman/
State and/or Country: HI
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Courses Taught: The Nature of Language
General Linguistics
Linguistic Anthropology
Dissertation Director * of: On Brand Name Change: A theory of genericization
(Shawn Clankie, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: On-Stage Calls: An ethnolinguistic analysis of spoken language in professional flamenco performance
(Mariana Maduell, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Translation of 'You': an examination of German, Portuguese, and Vietnamese address systems and their treatment in dictionaries and L2 learning materials
(Laura Sacia, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Relativization in a Creole Continuum
(William Peet, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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