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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: Elinor  Ochs
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Dissertation Director * of: Heritage Language Socialization Practices in Secular Yiddish Educational Contexts: The creation of a metalinguistic community
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