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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: Mikela  Zhezha-Thaumanavar
Institution: Kalamazoo College
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State and/or Country: MI
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Language Family(ies): Romance
Courses Taught: Spanish language (all levels)
Introduction to Spanish linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Social networks, L2 pragmatics, and Spanish hasta as an aspectual marker with and without negation: Student understandings, judgments, and uses



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