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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: Fred  Dervin (IPA: fred dervin)
Institution: University of Turku
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Homepage: http://users.utu.fi/freder/
State and/or Country: Finland   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Discourse analysis
Selected Publications: -Intercultural communication and education, Finnish perspectives. Peter Lang.
-Evaluer les compétences langagières et interculturelles. Turku University.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Academic Discourse
Courses Taught: Intercultural communication
Discourse analysis
Academic discourse
Reviewer of: Review: Sociolinguistics: Pepin (2007) (LL Issue 19.1118)

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