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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: Elizabeth  M. Erling
Institution: Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
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State and/or Country: NA
Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Globalization, English and the German University Classroom: A sociolinguistic profile of students of English at the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics: Brutt-Griffler (2002) (LL Issue 13.2165)
Applied Ling/Writing/ESL: Hinkel (2004) (LL Issue 16.775)
Socioling/Lang Planning: Canagarajah (2005) (LL Issue 17.160)



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