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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: Susan  J. Dicker
Institution: Hostos Community College, CIty University of New York
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State and/or Country: NY
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: "Dominican Americans in Washington Heights, New York: Language and culture in a transnational community," International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Vol. 9(6), 2006.
Languages in America: A Pluralist View (2d edition). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd., 2003.
"Adaptation and assimilation: US business responses to linguistic diversity in the workplace," Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 19(4), 1998.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Languages in America
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Languages in America



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