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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: Francisco  A. Ocampo
Institution: University of Minnesota
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Homepage: http://spanport.umn.edu/people/facultyprofile.php?UID=focampo
State and/or Country: MN
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Courses Taught: Syntax
History of the Spanish language
Pragmatics
Grammaticalization
Oral narratives
Language and gender
Dissertation Director * of: Framing Terrorism via Metaphors: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (2004-2007)
(Maria Hellin Garcia, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Verbal Irony as a Prototype Category in Spanish: A discoursive analysis
(Maria Kalbermatten, Author)

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