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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: Päivi  Pahta
Institution: University of Helsinki
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Writing in Nonstandard English
 Placing Middle English in Context
 Medical and Scientific Writing in Late Medieval English
 The Dynamics of Linguistic Variation
 Medical and Scientific Writing in Late Medieval English
 Social Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English
 Early Modern English Medical Texts
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Dynamics of Linguistic Variation
Academic Paper Abstract: From Global Language Use to Local Meanings: English in Finnish public discourse



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