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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: Mirjana  N. Dedaić
Institution: Georgetown University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: DC
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Political discourse, Stepfamily discourse, Discourse particles
Selected Publications: At War with Words (2003, Mouton de Gruyter).
Announced on LINGUIST :  At War With Words
 South Slavic Discourse Particles
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  At War With Words
 At War With Words
 South Slavic Discourse Particles
Courses Taught: - Language and Politics
- Ethnography of Speaking
- Construction of National Identity through Communication
- Intercultural Communication

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