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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: Kaya  Oriyama
Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
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State and/or Country: New Zealand   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Language Maintenance; /L/Heritage Language Literacy
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Language Family(ies): Japanese Family
Selected Publications: Heritage Language maintenance and Japanese identity formation: what role can schooling and ethnic community contact play? Heritage Language Journal, 7 (2), 76-111. (2010)
Dissertation Abstract: Development and Maintenance of Minority Language Literacy in Japanese/English Bilingual Children in Australia

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