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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: Robert  J. Podesva
Institution: Stanford University
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language and Sexuality: Contesting Meaning In Theory and Practice
Dissertation Director * of: Multilingual Identity Development and Negotiation amongst Heritage Language Learners: A study of East European-American schoolchildren in the United States
(Corinne Seals, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Phonological Variation at the Intersection of Ethnoracial Identity, Place and Style in Washington, D.C.
(Anastasia Nylund, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Style, indexicality, and the social meaning of tag questions

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