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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: Steven  L Thorne
Institution: Portland State University
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Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/stevenlthorne/
State and/or Country: OR
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development
 Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development
Dissertation Director * of: Directives Usage by ITAs: An applied learner corpus analysis
(Jonathon Reinhardt, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Language and Literacy Development in Computer-Mediated Contexts and Communities
Educating for Advanced Foreign Language Capacities: Constructs, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment. Heidi Byrnes, Heather D. Weger-Guntharp, and Katherine Sprang (Eds.) Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2007. Pp. x + 208. $44.95 paper.
‘Community’, semiotic flows, and mediated contribution to activity
The semiotic ecology and linguistic complexity of an online game world

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