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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: Eyamba  G. Bokamba
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Homepage: http://www.cgs.uiuc.edu/academics/fac_language/bokamba.html
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Central Southern African Khoisan
Narrow Bantu
Selected Publications: African language program development and administration: a history and guidelines for future programs. (2002)

''A Note on the Characterization of Code-Mixing in Syntactic Theories,'' World Englishes. (1997)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistic Structure; Introduction to Sociolinguistics; Introduction to Bantu Syntax; Introduction to African Linguistics; Topics in African Linguistics. Topic: Bantu Syntax; Special Topics in Linguistics New International Courses: Language in Daily Life (LING 105); Language in African Cultures and Societies (LING 312); Introduction to Bantu Syntax (LING 365)
Dissertation Director * of: Acquisition of the English Article System by Francophone Students: The case of Burkina Faso
(Moses Kambou, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Lexical Borrowings as Sociolinguistic Variables in Saint-Louis, Senegal
(Fallou Ngom, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Corpus Study of Tense, Aspect, and Modality in Diglossic Speech in Cairene Arabic
(Ola Moshref, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Language Maintenance and Shift in Sardinia: A case study of Sardinian and Italian in Cagliari
(Maria Marongiu, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax and Typology of Bantu Relative Clauses
(Brent Henderson, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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