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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: Paolo  Coluzzi
Institution: University of Brunei Darussalam
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State and/or Country: US
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: 2006: ‘Minority Language Planning and Micronationalism in Italy: the Cases of Lombardy and Friuli’, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development vol. 27-6
2005: ‘Language Planning for the Smallest Language Minority in Italy: the Cimbrians of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige’, Language Problems and Language Planning vol. 29-3, 247-269
2004: Regional and Minority Languages in Italy. A General Introduction on the Present Situation and a Comparison of Two Case Studies: Language Planning for Milanese (Western Lombard) and Friulian (Working Paper 14), Barcelona: Ciemen, available on-line at: <http://www.ciemen.org/mercator/pdf/wp14-def-ang.pdf>.
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