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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: Inke  C. Du Bois
Institution: Universität Bremen
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Homepage: http://www.dubois-linguistics.com/
State and/or Country: Bremen
Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: Indexicality, Code choice and Cultural Identity. A study on Americans in Germany. Dissertation University of Hamburg (2008).

Edited Books:
Cultural Diversity and the Empowerment of Minorities. Perspectives from Israel and Germany. New York/Oxford: Berghan Publishing (2007) [with Al Haj, M, Mielke, R., Smid, N].

Multilingual Identities: New global perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter (in prep.) [with Nicole Baumgarten]
“Multilingual Identities in Migration Contexts. Quantitative and Qualitative research findings.” In Bach, G., Elsner, D., Küster, L. (Hrsg.): Multiitleralität KFU: Kolloquium Fremdsprachenunterricht, Frankfurt/New York: Lang (2007).
“The temporal aspect in immigrant language contact.” In Cölfen, H., ten Thije, J. & Spiegel, C. (Hrsg.) Multilingualism: Applied Linguistics Approaches. Papers selected from the Junior Research Meeting Duisburg: UVRR (2008).
“Hiding and Struggling with National Identity- American Expatriates in Germany.” In: Jungbluth, C., Meierkord, C. (Hrsg.): Identities in Migration Contexts. Mannheimer Beiträge zur Linguistik.Tübingen, Narr ( 2007).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Discursive Constructions of Immigrant Identity
 Subjectivity in Language and Discourse
 Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Discursive Constructions of Immigrant Identity
Courses Taught: Language and the Media
Language and Gender
Democratic Thought into Language
Intercultural Communication
Discourse Analysis
English Language
Dissertation Abstract: Indexicality, Code Choice and Cultural Identity: A study on Americans in Germany



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