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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: Marilena  Ph Karyolemou
Institution: University of Cyprus
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State and/or Country: Cyprus
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Cypriot
Greek, Modern
Selected Publications: 2009 (forthcoming) 'Minorities and minority languages in Cyprus' in Αndrekos Varnavas, Nicolaos Koureas & Marina Elia (eds) The Minorities of Cyprus: Development Patterns and the Identity of the Internal-Exclusion, Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2008 «Des représentations de gens bien avertis, ou la langue malgré le linguiste» in Auguste Moussirou-Mouyama (ed.) Les boîtes noires de Louis-Jean Calvet, Paris, L´Harmattan, 246-264.
2006 “Reproduction and innovation of communicative patterns in a former-'diglossic' community” in Rudolf Muhr (ed.) Reproduction and Innovation in Language and Communication in different Language Cultures/Reproduktionen und Innovationen in Sprache und Kommunikation verschiedener Sprachkulturen, Vienna, Peter Lang Verlag, 39-56.
2004 [Goutsos, D. &] (eds) “The sociolinguistics of Cyprus: Studies from the Greek sphere”, International Journal of the Sociology of Language 168.
2002 “When language policies change without changing’, Language Policy 1/3, 213-236.

Announced on LINGUIST :  Language Variation – European Perspectives II
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Variation – European Perspectives II
Courses Taught: Sosiolingusitics, Language Policies and Language Planning, Dialectology, Europe and its languages

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