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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  Forse
Institution: Birkbeck College, University of London
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Hungarian
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Slavic Subgroup
New English
Selected Publications: Critical linguistics’ discourse analysis (on Advanced Linguistic level) of Hungarian, ethnic Hungarian, Serbo-Croat and English newspaper reports on the Geneva talks about the Bosnian crisis in January 1993.
Courses Taught: MA in Applied Linguistics, at Birkbeck College - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON – School of Languages, Linguistics & Culture. It includes studies of Translation/Interpretation. It considers the nature of the translation process, evaluating the contribution of grammatical, semantic, pragmatic discoursal and textual factors to our understanding of translation. Topics covered: Translation as a Multi-Level Process, Semantics and Translation, Discourse and Pragmatics in Translation, Textual Analysis, Culture and Translation.
BA (Honours)Psychology/German 40% of my BA studies is German. Courses: German Language I/II/III, German Language Today, German Literature in the Age of Conflict (1900-present day). Exam results from Vienna University in Austria (Part of my BA Honours degree course): Translating - Special Course - Pronunciation - very good (18), Grammar - good (15), Vocabulary - very good (17), Reading and conversation very good (18), Written practice - very good (17). In addition to the 40%, Psychology of Language module forms part of the 60% of my BA Honours degree in psychology. Specialized in Social Psychology.

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