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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: Aisha  Hamid Mohamed-Sayidina
Institution: University of Toronto
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Selected Publications: 1. The Finite English Verb Group: A Working Book. 2001. LINCOMEUROPA

2.Syntax as a Marker of Rhetorical Organization in Written Texts: Arabic and English.1999. IRAL
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Finite English Verb Group: A Working Book
 Elements of the English Sentence
Courses Taught: Syntax, Phonology, Translation, Discourse Analysis, ESL/EAP
Dissertation Abstract: A Contrastive Study of Syntactic Relations, Cohesion, and Punctuation as Markers of Rhetorical Organization in Arabic and English Narrative Texts



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