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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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Dissertation Title [J] Author Date Posted Asc/Desc
"Jezyk czatu internetowego: Studium Empiryczne" / "The Language of Internet Chat Room: An Empirical Study" Leszek Emil Szymanski 09-Dec-2009
Jammu and Kashmir Burushaski: Language, language contact, and change Sadaf Munshi 14-Oct-2006
Japanese -TE IRU and -TE ARU: The aspectual implications of the stage-level and individual-level distinction Mamori Sugita 13-Jul-2009
Japanese and Polish Contrastive Discourse Analysis: From the perspective of interpersonal shifters Miroslawa Katarzyna Kaczmarek 31-Mar-2009
Japanese Union Constructions: A unified analysis of -sase and -rare Stanley Dubinsky 18-Sep-2001
John Ash and the Rise of the Children's Grammar Karlijn Navest 01-Sep-2011
Judeo-Spanish in the Turkish Social Context: Language Death, Shift, Swan Song or Revival? Mary Altabev 13-Sep-2001
Just Say Something and We Can All Argue Then: Community and identity in the workplace talk of English language teachers Elaine Claire Vaughan 23-Feb-2010