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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: Muhammad-Reza  Fakhr-Rohani
Institution: University of Qom
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State and/or Country: Iran   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: Islamic (Shiite) Politeness, and honorifics
Selected Publications: Essay Writing,2nd ed., Tehran: SAMT.
'She means only her husband: Politeness strategies amongst Mazandarani-speaking rural women'. Paper presented at the CLPG Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 2004.
Courses Taught: Linguistics
English essay writing
English study skills
English letter writing
English grammar
English lexicology

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