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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: Don  Edward Walicek
Institution: University of Puerto Rico
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Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/profdonwalicek/
State and/or Country: Puerto Rico   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
History of Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Discipline of Linguistics
Specialty: Creole languages, sociolinguistics
Courses Taught: Phonetics and Phonemics of North American English
Language and Gender
English Grammar and Usage
Expository Writing
The Development of Modern English
ESL (various levels)
Translation: Representing Difference
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics/Dialectology: Bonfiglio (2002) (LL Issue 14.1653)
Linguistics & Literature: Richardson (2003) (LL Issue 14.2956)
Sociolinguistics: Britain & Cheshire (2003) (LL Issue 15.2057)
Discourse/Socioling: Thornborrow & Coates (2005) (LL Issue 17.400)
Review: Anthropological Linguistics: Sidnell (2005) (LL Issue 18.3233)

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