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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: Kate  Paesani
Institution: Wayne State University
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Homepage: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/faculty/Paesani
State and/or Country: MI
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: French Tense & Aspect
Subject Language(s): French
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: 'Auxiliary Selection in Pronominal Verb Constructions: The Case of the passé surcomposé,' in Nunez, R., L. Lopez & R. Cameron (eds.), A Romance Perspective on Language Knowledge and Use, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2003.
'Using Literature to Develop Foreign Language Proficiency: Toward an Interactive Classroom,' in Stivale, C. (ed.), Modern French Literary Studies: Strategic Pedagogies, New York: Modern Language Association of America, to appear in 2004.
'Language Program Articulation: Developing a Theoretical Foundation' (co-editor: Catherine M. Barrette), AAUSC Issues in Language Program Articualtion, Boston: Heinle & Heinle, to appear in 2004.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Syntax of Nonsententials
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Syntax of Nonsententials
Courses Taught: Intro to French ling, SLA Theories, Foreign Language Instruction (methods), Teaching FL: Productive Skills, Beginning, Intermediate, & Advanced French
Dissertation Abstract: The Semantics and Syntax of the passé surcomposé in Modern French
Academic Paper Abstract: Research in Language-Literature Instruction: Meeting the Call for Change?

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