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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: Mercia  Santana Flannery (IPA: 'mɛRsja)
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
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State and/or Country: PA
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Narrative analysis
Subject Language(s): Portuguese
Selected Publications: 'She discriminated against her own race': voice and identity in a story of discrimination (Narrative Inquiry)

Language, stigma and identity: an analysis of the narrative discourse of racial discrimination (Luso-Brazilian Review)

De 'grandes a pequenas estórias: constribuições de uma nova perspectiva para a análise da narrativa (Revista Investigações, UFPE)

Book review: Linguagem, sociedade e poder: coletânea de artigos. Revista Alfa

Identidade e representação em pequenas estórias: o caso de imigrantes brasileiros, Revista de Letras, Uiversidade Católica de Brasília

Book review: Between conformity and resistance: essays on politics, culture and the sate by Marilena Chauí. Hispanic Review.

Courses Taught: Discourse, race and identity
Portuguese phonetics (Graduate Seminar - Middlebury College Portuguese School)
Portuguese: language courses (all levels)
Dissertation Abstract: Stories of Racial Discrimination in Brazil: Language, stigma and identity

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