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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: Mami  Hiraike Okawara
Institution: Takasaki City University of Economics
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State and/or Country: Japan
Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics
Selected Publications: Shimin kara Mita Saiban-In Saiban (The Japanese Lay Judge System Viewed through Lay Persons, 2008), Saiban Omoshiro Kotoba-Gaku (Peculiar Legal Language Studies, 2009) and Minna ga Shiranai Saiban Gyoukai no Urabanashi (An Inside Story of the Courtroom World, 2010)
Courses Taught: International Forensic Linguistics
Seminar on Law and Language
Minority Issues

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