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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: Joshua  Nash
Institution: University of Adelaide
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Ecolinguistics, Linguistic Typology, Pidgins and Creoles, Oceanic Spatial Orientation Systems,
Subject Language(s): Pitcairn-Norfolk
Language Family(ies): Pacific
Selected Publications: Language, Ecology and Society: A Dialectical Approach, 2007, Continuum
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language, Ecology and Society
 Insular Toponymies
Courses Taught: - Language, Cognition and Reality
- Language and Ethnography of Communication
- Language and Communication Planning
- Ecolinguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Insular Toponymies: Pristine Place-naming on Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Reviewer of: Bengali-English in East London (LL Issue 21.44)
Kwéyòl in Postcolonial Saint Lucia (LL Issue 23.2265)
Academic Paper Abstract: Kwéyòl in Postcolonial Saint Lucia: Globalization, language planning, and national development. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011.

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