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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: Ian  L. MacKenzie
Institution: University of Geneva
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: Pragmatics; language acquisition; bilingualism; English as a lingua franca
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching English
Paradigms of Reading: Relevance Theory and Deconstruction
English for Business Studies
Financial English
Management and Marketing
Professional English in Use - Finance
Enlish for the Financial Sector
Essential Grammar in Use, French Edition (with Raymond Murphy, Martine Hennard-Dutheil)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Paradigms of Reading
 Paradigms of Reading
 English as a Lingua Franca
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Paradigms of Reading
 Paradigms of Reading



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