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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: Geneva  Smitherman
Institution: Michigan State University
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State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: African American Language and Culture
Selected Publications: Talking and Testifyin: the Language of Black America; Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen corner; Talkin that Talk: Language, Culture and Education in African America; Black Linguistics; Discourse and Discrimination; Language Diversity: From Intention to Practice
Announced on LINGUIST :  Black Linguistics
 Black Linguistics
 Word from the Mother
 Articulate While Black
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Black Linguistics
Courses Taught: Language Use in the African American Community; Language Planning-Policy in Africa; English Language Studies

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