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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: Susanne  Tienken
Institution: University of Uppsala
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State and/or Country: Sweden   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Cultural Semiotics, Dialogism, Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): German
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: Alltagsgattungen und der Ort von Kultur. Sprachwissenschaftliche und kulturanalytische Studien anhand von Milchverpackungen in Deutschland und Schweden.
Courses Taught: General Linguistics
The Discourse of Advertizing
Business German
Language History
Dissertation Abstract: Everyday Genres and the Location of Culture
Reviewer of: Fremdsprachendidaktik: Eine Einf├╝hrung (LL Issue 22.1914)

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