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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: Maweja  Fernand Mbaya
Institution: Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis
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State and/or Country: Senegal   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Applied Linguistics (CA, EA, LL & LT); Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Luba-Lulua
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: - 'Pronunciation of English by Ciluba Speakers'
- 'English Language Programmes for the development of West African Industry and Commerce'
- 'The spread of the English Language in the French-Speaking countries of Africa: the case of Senegal'
- 'Usage du français standard en Afrique noire: la fin des années 90'
- 'Le rôle de l'université dans une société africaine en mutation'
- 'Linguistique et disciplines connexes: Etude de l'apport de la sociolinguistique aux études sociologiques'
- 'Exploring primary and secondary research'
- Pratiques et attitudes linguistiques dans l'Afrique d'aujourd'hui: le cas du Sénégal
Announced on LINGUIST :  Pratiques et Attitudes Linguistiques dans l’Afrique d’Aujourd’hui
Courses Taught: -Applied Linguistics
-English for Tourism
-Translation (English-French)
-Research design

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