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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: Deborah  Cameron
Institution: University of Oxford
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United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Verbal Hygiene;
Good to Talk?;
Language and Sexuality
Announced on LINGUIST :  Globalization and Language Teaching
 The Feminist Critique of Language
 Language and Sexuality
 On Language And Sexual Politics
 The Language and Sexuality Reader
 The Myth of Mars and Venus
 Verbal Hygiene
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language and Sexuality
 On Language And Sexual Politics
 Verbal Hygiene
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics;
Language and Gender;
History and Structure of English
Dissertation Director * of: The Use and Prescription of Epicene Pronouns: A corpus-based approach to generic he and singular they in British English
(Laura Paterson, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Gender, sexuality, and meaning: Linguistic practice and politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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