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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: Alan  A. Jones
Institution: Macquarie University
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State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Anthropological Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Specialty: Communicative expertise; Discourse of Generic Skills and Competencies; Pidgins and creole Languages; Lexicology; Grammaticalization; Typology
Subject Language(s): Kuni
Selected Publications: 1998. Towards a Lexicogrammar of Mekeo: An Austronesian Language of Western Central Papua. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

1996. Privately owned Mekeo based trade languages. In S. A. Wurm, P. Muhlhausler, and D. T. Tryon, eds., Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

1995. Mekeo. In D. T. Tryon, ed., Comparative Austronesian Dictionary. Trends in Linguistics. Documentation 10. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.

1992. Nouns and Verbs of 'Visceral' Reaction: Encoding Anti-Social Emotions in Mekeo. In The Language Game. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Towards a Lexicogrammar of Mekeo (An Austronesian Language of West Central Papua)
Courses Taught: Acquiring Professional Communicative Expertise (LING956)
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Bilingualism (LING312)
Dissertation Abstract: Towards a Lexicogrammar of Mekeo, an Austronesian Language of West Central Papua

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