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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: Chit Cheung Matthew  Sung
Institution: Lancaster University
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State and/or Country: Hong Kong
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Sociolinguistics, World Englishes, EIL
Academic Paper Abstract: English in Japan in the era of globalization. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Latest trends in ELF research. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011.
‘I would like to sound like Heidi Klum’: What do non-native speakers say about who they want to sound like?



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