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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: Braj  B. Kachru
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.uiuc.edu/Dept/Faculty/kachru.html
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language in South Asia
 The Handbook of World Englishes
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of World Englishes
Dissertation Director * of: Language Contact, Convergence, and Attitudes: The case of English in Germany
(Suzanne Hilgendorf, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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