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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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Title: Disinventing & Reconstituting Languages
Edited By: Sinfree Makoni
Alastair Pennycook
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853599239
Series Title: Bilingual education & Bilingualism
Description:

This book questions assumptions about the nature of language. Looking at
diverse contexts from sign languages in Indonesia to literacy practices in
Brazil, the authors argue that unless we change and reconstitute the ways
in which languages are taught and conceptualized, language studies will not
be able to improve the social welfare of language users.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 1853599247
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Pages: 246
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ISBN: 1853599239
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 246
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