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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: Filippo  Nereo
Institution: University of Manchester
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Homepage: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/filippo.nereo/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): German
Courses Taught: Undergraduate:

Language and Society in the German-Speaking Countries (L3)
The Making of Modern German (L2)
Modern German Texts - Register, Style and Variation (L1)
Grammatik und Ausdruck (L3)
Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (L1)
Structure and Meaning in German (L1)
Innovative Approaches to Deutsch als Fremdsprache (L2 enquiry-based learning)
German dissertation
MML dissertation
German as a Foreign Language (ab initio, CEF B2, C2)
English as a Foreign Language (ab initio, CEF C2)


German-English translation
Contrastive Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: The Dynamics of Language Obsolescence in a Divided Speech Community. The Case of the German Wischau/Vyškov Enclave (Czech Republic)

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