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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: Florian  Coulmas
Institution: Universit├Ąt Duisburg-Essen
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Writing Systems
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems
 Writing Systems
 Language Regimes in Transformation
 Trilingual Glossary of Demographic Terminology: English - Japanese - German
 Language Adaptation
 Writing and Society
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Sociolinguistics
 Writing Systems
Dissertation Director * of: Signs of Multilingualism in Tokyo: A linguistic landscape approach
(Peter Backhaus, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Reception of Western Linguistics in Japan
(Patrick Heinrich, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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