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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: Bettina  Migge
Institution: University College Dublin
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Creole Formation as Language Contact
 Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles
 Creoles in Education
 New Perspectives on Irish English
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles
Academic Paper Abstract: Language-Naming Practices, Ideologies, and Linguistic Practices: Toward a comprehensive description of language varieties
Vernacular universals and language contacts: Evidence from varieties of English and beyond. New York & London: Routledge, 2009.



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