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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: Thayalan  V
Institution: Bharathiar University
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State and/or Country: Tamilnadu
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Tamil
Selected Publications: 1. Use of Technical Terms in Perunkadai' (2003) Collected Papers on Perunkadai (PP.83-89) Edi. Perur Tamil College, Coimbatore
2. Language - Philosophy and Science- A reconstruction' (2003) Collected papers on Developing Tamil (PP.176-187) (Edi.) Krishnamoorthy, S. et.al, All India Scientific Tamil Association,

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