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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: Irena  Vassileva (IPA: Irena Vasileva)
Institution: Southwestern University
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State and/or Country: Bulgaria   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
Russian
Selected Publications: Who is the Author? A contrastive analysis of authorial presence in English, German, French, Russian and Bulgarian academic discourse. Sankt Augustin: Asgard Verlag, 2000.
Author-Audience Interaction. A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Sankt Augustin: Asgard Verlag, 2006.



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