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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: John  B. Jensen
Institution: Florida International University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.sulajohn-translations.ws
State and/or Country: FL
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Translation
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Spanish in Contact (Cascadilla Press)
Travessia (Georgetown University Press)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Spanish in Contact: Issues in Bilingualism
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Spanish in Contact: Issues in Bilingualism
 Spanish in Contact: Issues in Bilingualism
Courses Taught: General Linguistics, History of Spanish, Spanish Phonology, Portuguese Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation, Applied Linguistics, Structure of Spanish
Academic Paper Abstract: Relative Influence of Spanish- and English-language Dominance among Bilingual Learners in the Acquisition of Portuguese Syllable Timing



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