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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: Anthea  F. Gupta
Institution: University of Leeds
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/english/staff/afg/
State and/or Country: UK
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: English as a world language, Singapore English
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: The imagined learner of Malay. (2003)

''Privileging indigeneity.'' Language Planning and Education (2002)

''Realism and imagination in the teaching of English.'' World Englishes(2001)

''Teaching World English.'' Mextesol Journal (2001)

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Announced on LINGUIST :  English in New Cultural Contexts: Reflections from Singapore
Courses Taught: Introductions to English linguistic studies at undergraduate and
postgraduate levels. Language and Politics. Bilingualism. Language
acquisition. World Englishes.
Dissertation Director * of: Informalization in UK General Election Propaganda: 1964-1997
(Michael Pearce, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: A Study of the Acquisition and Use of Interrogatives and Questions in the English of Pre-school Chinese Singaporeans

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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