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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: Tommaso  M. Milani
Institution: University of the Witwatersrand
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State and/or Country: South Africa   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Language politics; language, gender and sexuality
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language Ideologies and Media Discourse
Courses Taught: Language, Mind and Brain
Advanced Sociolinguistics
Academic Paper Abstract: Sally Johnson, Spelling trouble: Language, ideology and the reform of German orthography
Language testing and citizenship: A language ideological debate in Sweden
Voices of Authority in Conflict: The making of the expert in a language debate in Sweden



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