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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: Shuang  Gao
Institution: National University of Singapore
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State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: 2012b
The biggest English corner in China. English Today. Special Issue on ‘English in China’. 28 (3): 34-40.

2012a.
Commodification of place, consumption of identity: The sociolinguistic construction of a ‘global village’ in rural China. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 16 (3): 336-357.

2011.
Facework and ideology in welcome speech. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines, 5 (1): 92 – 111.
Academic Paper Abstract: The biggest English corner in China



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