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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: Lindsay  Amthor Yotsukura
Institution: University of Maryland
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State and/or Country: MD
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications: "Japanese business telephone conversations as Bakhtinian speech genre: Applications for second language acquisition," in Dialogue with Bakhtin on Second and Foreign Language Learning: New Perspectives (Erlbaum, forthcoming); Negotiating Moves: Problem Presentation and Resolution in Japanese Business Discourse (Elsevier, 2003); "Topic initiation in Japanese business telephone conversations" in Japanese/Korean Linguistics 12 (CSLI, 2003); "Reporting problems and offering assistance in Japanese business telephone conversations," in Telephone Calls: Unity and Diversity of Conversational Structure across Languages and Cultures (Benjamins, 2002).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Negotiating Moves
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Negotiating Moves
Courses Taught: JAPN 101-202, Business Japanese I-II, seminars in Japanese pragmatics, discourse analysis, and conversation analysis

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