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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: Don  L.F Nilsen
Institution: Arizona State University
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Homepage: http://www.uni-duesseldorf.de/WWW/MathNat/Ruch/SecretaryPage.html
State and/or Country: AZ
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Semantics
Specialty: Metaphor /L/Metonymy /L/Synecdoche /L/Irony /L/Language Play /L/History of English
Courses Taught: Semantics
Pragmatics and Discourse
American English
History of English
Linguistic Humor
Satire
Irony
Metaphor, Metonymy, Synecdoche, Irony, and Language Play



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