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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: Jim  Fitzpatrick
Institution: Duke University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: www.duke.edu/web/linguistics/
State and/or Country: NC
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Gender and Language, Spanish
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: 'Analyzing Hip Hop Discourse as a Locus of 'Men's Language' (Texas Linguistics Forum)

'Bean Town Babble' (American Voices, ed. Walt Wolfram and Ben Ward)
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics
Variety in Language
Undergraduate Spanish Courses (1st-4th year, also small-group composition seminar for majors and minors)

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