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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: Felicia  Arudo Yieke
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State and/or Country: Kenya
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Selected Publications: "Language, gender and power: The use of questions as a control strategy in workplaces in Kenya".Wiener Linguistische Gazette. Institut fà r Sprachwissenschaft der Università t Wien. Austria.
"Gender As A Sociocultural Phenomenon: A Sociolinguistic Perspective". Journal of cultural studies with special theme on Mass culture in Africa. No. 2, 2001.
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics, gender and language, Applied Linguistics.Discourse Analysis
Dissertation Abstract: Language and Discrimination: A study of gender and discourse in workplaces in Kenya

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