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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: Jock  Onn Wong
Institution: Australian National University
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State and/or Country: A.C.T.
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
Selected Publications: 2004b. The reduplication of nominal modifiers in Singapore English: a semantic and cultural interpretation. World Englishes 23 (3): 339-354.

2004a. The pragmatic particles of Singapore English: a semantic and cultural interpretation. Journal of Pragmatics 36: 739-793.

2003. The reduplication of Chinese names in Singapore English. RASK (19), 47-85.
Courses Taught: Introduction to the study of language;
Cross-cultural communication
Academic Paper Abstract: "Why you so Singlish one?" A Semantic and Cultural Interpretation of the Singapore English Particle One

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