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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: Susanne  Mühleisen
Institution: Universität Bayreuth
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Writing Systems
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Unclassified Atlantic Creole
Selected Publications: Mühleisen, Susanne. 2002. Creole Discourse: Exploring Prestige Formation and Change Across Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles. (Creole Linguistics Library No. 24). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins;
--- with Bettina Migge, eds. (2005). Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles. Varieties of English Around the World (VEAW), Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
--- ed. (2005). Creole Languages in Creole Literatures: Status and Standardization. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (Special Issue) 20 (1).
--- with Don E. Walicek, ed. (2009). Linguistic Explorations of Gender and Sexuality. Sargasso - Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture (Special Issue).
--- (2010). Heterogeneity in Word-formation Patterns. (Studies in Language Companion Series 118). Amsterdam: Benjamins
For more information on publications, please visit my website.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Creole Discourse
 Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles
 Heterogeneity in Word-Formation Patterns
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Creole Discourse
 Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles
Courses Taught: Ethnographic Fieldwork Methods in Linguistics;
Politeness, Face, and Cross-cultural Communication; Varieties of English ; Orality and Literacy; Pronouns and People: Address Forms in English and German; Black Englishes; Translation Theory; Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles; The Sociolinguistics of Reading and Writing; Discourse Analysis and Intercultural Communication; Multilingualism in the British Isles; Sociolinguistic Theory;
Literacy; Pragmatics; British Black Englishes; Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition; Translation and Intercultural Communication; Linguistic Anthropology; English Word-formation, Contact Linguistics.
Reviewer of: Pragmatics across Languages and Cultures (LL Issue 24.739)

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