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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: John  E. Joseph
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~josephj/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Selected Publications: Recent books: Language and Politics;
Language and Identity; From Whitney to Chomsky;
Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II;
Limiting the Arbitrary
Announced on LINGUIST :  Limiting the Arbitrary
 The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the transition from historical-comparative to structural linguistics in honour of E.F.K. Koerner
 Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II: The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century
 From Whitney to Chomsky
 Language and Identity
 Language and Politics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Landmarks in Linguistic Thought II: The Western Tradition in the Twentieth Century
 From Whitney to Chomsky
 Language and Identity
Courses Taught: Wide range of linguistics courses
Dissertation Director * of: A Quantitative Study of the Attitudes of Japanese Learners towards Varieties of English Speech: Aspects of the Sociolinguistics of English in Japan
(Robert McKenzie, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Globalization, English and the German University Classroom: A sociolinguistic profile of students of English at the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
(Elizabeth Erling, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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