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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: Oliver  Stegen (IPA: ɔlɪvɐ ʃtegŋ̩)
Institution: SIL International
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Homepage: http://oliverstegen.net
State and/or Country: Kenya   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Langi
Language Family(ies): Narrow Bantu
Selected Publications: 'Derivational Processes in Rangi';
'Editing Rangi Narratives'; 'Lexical Density in Oral versus Written Rangi Texts'
Courses Taught: Phonetics;
Tone in African Languages;
Orthography Development for Bantu Languages;
Narrative Discourse Analysis;
Non-Narrative Discourse Analysis
Dissertation Abstract: In Quest of a Vernacular Writing Style for the Rangi of Tanzania: Assumptions, processes, challenges

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