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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: Mary  Margaret Talbot
Institution: University of Sunderland
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/~as1sth/mary.htm
State and/or Country: Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Selected Publications: Fictions at Work
'All the world and her husband': Women in 20th Century Consumer Culture
Language and Power in the Modern World
Media Discourse: Representation and Interaction
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language and Power in the Modern World
Courses Taught: Language and Culture, Language and Media
Language and Power
Language and Gender
Broadcast Talk
Language, Culture and Power (MA)

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