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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: Bahar  Otcu-Grillman (IPA: bahar)
Institution: Mercy College
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Bilingualism, Language Policies
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Co-edited Book: Bilingual community education and multilingualism: Beyond heritage languages in a global city. (2013)

Book chapter: Turkishness in New York: Languages, ideologies and identities in a community-based school. (2013)

Book Chapter: Bilingual community education: Beyond heritage language education and bilingual education in New York. (forthcoming)

Book Chapter: Developmental patterns in internal modification use in requests: A quantitative study on Turkish learners of English. (forthcoming)

A review of The Essence and the Margin: National Identities and Collective Memories in Contemporary European Culture. (forthcoming)

Book: Language maintenance and cultural identity construction: A linguistic ethnography of Discourses in a complementary school in the US. (2010)

Article: Heritage language maintenance and cultural identity formation: The case of a Turkish Saturday school in NYC.

Book Chapter: Development of requests: A study on Turkish learners of English.

Book Chapter: What requests require: Requisites of oral production.

A Review of How Language Comes to Children: From Birth to Two Years.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism
Courses Taught: Policies and Practices in Bilingual Education
Language and Linguistic Foundations in Education
Cultural Perspectives in Teaching and Learning
Theories and Methods of Teaching ESL in Content Areas, K-12
Language Minority Students and Urban Schooling in the US
Psycho- and Sociolinguistic Foundations of Bilingual Education
Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
Curriculum and TESOL Pedagogy
Teaching ESOL to Adults
Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
New York City Teaching Fellows Seminar
Bilingual Childhood Education
Bilingual Childhood Education Seminar
Supervision for Student Teaching in TESOL
Supervision for Secondary Student Teaching in TESOL
Readings in English I & II
English Composition I & II
English Grammar I & II
Spoken English I & II
ESL Reading
Reviewer of: Language Attrition (LL Issue 24.460)

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