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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: Miki  Makihara
Institution: Queens College (CUNY)
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Homepage: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/ANTHRO/makihara/makihara.html
State and/or Country: NY
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Rapanui
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies.

Linguistic Syncretism and Language Ideologies: Transforming Sociolinguistic Hierarchy on Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

Rapa Nui ways of speaking Spanish: Language shift and socialization on Easter Island.

Being Rapa Nui, Speaking Spanish: Children's Voices on Easter Island.

Modern Rapanui Adaptation of Spanish Elements.

Announced on LINGUIST :  Consequences of Contact
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Consequences of Contact
Courses Taught: Language and Social Identity

Language, Culture, and Society.

Language, Gender, and Ethnicity.

Anthropology of Bilingualism.

Multilingualism and Globalization.

Voices of New York.

Core Course in Linguistic Anthropology.
Dissertation Abstract: Bilingualism, Social Change, and the Politics of Ethnicity on Rapanui
Academic Paper Abstract: Modern Rapanui Adaptation of Spanish Elements
Linguistic Syncretism and Language Ideologies: Transforming Sociolinguistic Hierarchy on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Being Rapa Nui, Speaking Spanish: Children's Voices on Easter Island
Rapa Nui Ways of Speaking Spanish: Language Shift and Socialization on Easter Island
Rapa Nui ways of Speaking Spanish: Language shift and socialization
Linguistic Purism in Rapa Nui Political Discourse
New Paths in the Linguistic Anthropology of Oceania
Heterogeneity in Linguistic Practice, Competence and Ideology: Language and Community on Easter Island



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