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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: Harold  F. Schiffman
Institution: Consortium for Language Policy and Planning
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs
State and/or Country: PA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Language Policy
Language Family(ies): Dravidian
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Culture and Language Policy
 Language Loyalty, Continuity and Change
 Language Policy and Language Conflict in Afghanistan and Its Neighbors
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Policy and Language Conflict in Afghanistan and Its Neighbors
Courses Taught: Language Policy
Language and Popular Culture
Grammaticalization
Topics in Dravidian Linguistics
Multilingual Education in
South/Southeast Asia
Dissertation Director * of: Multilingual Language Policy and English Language Teaching in Sweden
(Francis Hult, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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