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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: David  C. Wood
Institution: Carleton University
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Homepage: http://www2.carleton.ca/slals/directory/applied-linguistics-discourse-studies/wood-david/
State and/or Country: Ontario
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: formulaic language, TESL
Selected Publications: In Search of Fluency: What Is It and How Can We Teach It?

Formulaic Language in Acquisition and Production: Implications for Teaching

Uses and Functions of Formulaic Sequences in Second Language Speech; An Exploration into the Foundations of Fluency

Mastering the English formula: Fluency development of Japanese learners in a study abroad context

Mandarin chinese speakers in a study abroad context: Does acquisition of formulaic sequences faciliatte fluent speech in English?

Making the Grade
Announced on LINGUIST :  Formulaic Language and Second Language Speech Fluency
 Perspectives on Formulaic Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Formulaic Language and Second Language Speech Fluency

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