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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: Helena  Halmari
Institution: Sam Houston State University
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State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Selected Publications: Government and codeswitching: Explaining American Finnish. 1997. (Amsterdam: John Benjamins.)

Persuasion across genres: A linguistic approach. 2005. Ed.
with Tuija Virtanen. (Amsterdam: John Benjamins.)

(See homepage for a list of articles.)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Government and Codeswitching
 Persuasion Across Genres
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Government and Codeswitching
 Persuasion Across Genres
Courses Taught: The English Language, English Grammar, History of the English Language, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender, Introduction to Syntax, Formal Theories of Syntax, Language Structures (Finnish), Linguistic Analysis of Literature, Theory and Methods of Teaching ESL, Materials and Techniques for TESL, Second Language Acquisition, Language Development and Acquisition, Bilingualism
Dissertation Abstract: A Government Approach to Finnish-English Intrasentential Code-switching

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