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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: Joan  Swann
Institution: Centre for Language and Communication
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Introducing Sociolinguistics
 English - History, Diversity and Change
 Teaching Academic Writing
 A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics
 The Art of English
 Changing English
 The Routledge Companion to English Language Studies
 Introducing Sociolinguistics
 Introducing Sociolinguistics
 Creativity in Language and Literature
 English in the World
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Art of English

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