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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: Zhiming  Bao
Institution: National University of Singapore
Homepage: http://courses.nus.edu.sg/course/ellbaozm/
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Structure of Tone
 English in New Cultural Contexts: Reflections from Singapore
Academic Paper Abstract: Tone, accent and stress in Chinese
The aspectual system of Singapore English and the systemic substratist explanation



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