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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: Vijay  Thakur
Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
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State and/or Country: WI
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications: 2001. On Hindi Dialectics and Grammatical Feature Continuum at XXIII South Asian Languages Analysis Universitat Konstanz, Konstanz: Germany
2001. With Lewei Gao & Yoko Horikawa. Locating Power in Asian Gendered Discourse Midwestern Conference on Critical Sociolinguistics University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign.
2001. With Sunita Singh & Rajesh Kumar. 'From Devanagari to Total Immersion' Conference of African Languages Teachers Association. University of Wisconsin: Madison.
1999. Syntax of Politeness in Magadhan Languages II International Conference of South Asian Languages and Linguistics Panjabi University: Patiala India.
Courses Taught: Hindi as a Foreign Language



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