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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: S.  N. Sridhar
Institution: State University of New York at Stony Brook
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Homepage: http://www.sunysb.edu/indstudy
State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
Specialty: Code Switching, Language Contact, Indian English, Convergence, Code Mixing, Dravidian Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Kannada
Language Family(ies): Dravidian
Selected Publications: Language and Writing in India (Center for India Studies, 2000)

Ananya: A Portrait of India (Association of Indians in America, 1997)

Indina Kannada: Racane mattu Balake [Contemporary Kannada: Structure and Function](Kannada University, 1995)

The Extended Family: English in Global Bilingualism (Spl Issue of World Englishes, co-edited with Larry Smith, 1992)

Kannada: Descriptive Grammar (Routledge, 1990)

Cognition and Sentence Production: A Cross Linguistic Study (Springer Verlag, 1989)

The Teaching of Linguistics (Spl. Issue of Innovations in Linguistics Education, co-edited with Mark Aronoff, 1983)

Second Language Acquisition Theory and Indigenized Varieties of English (Spl. Issue of World Englishes, 1986)

Sociolinguistics in S. Asia (with B. Kachru, v. 16 of IJSL, 1978)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language in South Asia
Courses Taught: Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Intro to Linguistics, World Englishes, Language contact, Code Switching, Kannada, Indian Linguistics,
Dissertation Director * of: Politeness Theory and the Directive Speech-act in Arabic-English Bilinguals: An empirical study
(Ahmad Atawneh, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Linguistic Features of Disagreement in Face-to-face Encounters in University Settings
(Janie Rees-Miller, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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