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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: Jennifer  Dailey-O'Cain
Institution: University of Alberta
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ualberta.ca/~jenniedo/
State and/or Country: AB
Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
German
Selected Publications: Borderline Cases: Migrant Style and Migrant Identities.

Language Learners' Use of Discourse Markers as Evidence for a Mixed Code.

West Germans Moving East: Place, Political Space, and Positioning in Conversational Narratives.

Learner Code-Switching in the Content-Based Foreign Language Classroom.

Conversational Repair as a Role-Defining Mechanism in Classroom Interaction.

A Perceptual Dialectology of Anglophone Canada from the Perspective of Young Albertans and Ontarians.

Competing Language Ideologies in Post-Unification Germany: When East Meets West.

The Sociolinguistic Distribution of and Attitudes Toward Focuser 'Like' and Quotative 'Like'.

The Perception of Post-Unification German Regional Speech.

Soziolinguistik or Sociolinguistics: Can the Great Divide Be Bridged?

Canadian Raising in a Midwestern U.S. City.

''That Terrible Saxon Dialect'': Standard Language Ideology in Post-Unification Germany.
Announced on LINGUIST :  First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning
 Language, Space and Identity in Migration
Courses Taught: Theoretical aspects of bilingualism, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and language acquisition, research methods in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, German phonetics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and second language acquisition, Introductory and intermediate German.
Dissertation Director * of: The Oral Comprehension of Clitics by L2 Learners of French
(Valerie Wust, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Germans from Different Places: Constructing a German Space in Urban Canada

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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