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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: Martha  Fidelis Isaac
Institution: University of the West Indies at Barbados
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State and/or Country: Barbados   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Discipline of Linguistics
Selected Publications: Authoritative Discourses, Institutional Narratives and the Language Arts Teacher;
Asou Down -there: Code Shifting in a Caribbean Bilingual Country.
Courses Taught: Sociology of Language; Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics of Discourse; Language and Communication inthe Caribbean

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