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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: Maribel  Fehlmann
Institution: University of Lausanne
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Homepage: https://applicationspub.unil.ch/interpub/noauth/php/Un/UnPers.php?PerNum=55887&LanCode=37
State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Representations of Word Power
Dissertation Abstract: Représentations d'un pouvoir magique des mots / Representations of a Magical Power of Words



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