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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: Christine  Anthonissen
Institution: Stellenbosch University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://academic.sun.ac.za/linguist/indeks_eng.htm
State and/or Country: Western Cape
South Africa   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Discourse and Human Rights Violations
Academic Paper Abstract: With English the world is more open to you’ – language shift as marker of social transformation



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