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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: Kristine  Horner
Institution: University of Sheffield
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Homepage: http://www.shef.ac.uk/german/staff/kristinehorner
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: politics of language; language ideologies; language and identity; language, migration and globalization; Luxembourg Studies
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: Horner, K. (ed.) 2009. Luxembourg: Special issue of Language Problems and Language Planning 33/2.

Horner, K. and J.J. Weber. 2008. 'The language situation in Luxembourg.' Current Issues in Language Planning. 9/1: 69-128.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Introducing Multilingualism
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Introducing Multilingualism
Courses Taught: Luxembourg Studies
Germanic Sociolinguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Negotiating the Language-Identity Link: Media discourse and nation-building in Luxembourg
Academic Paper Abstract: Language, Place, and Heritage: Reflexive Cultural Luxembourgishness in Wisconsin
Guest Editor's Preface: Germanic Languages and Migration in North America



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