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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: Tracy Rundstrom  Williams
Institution: Texas Christian University
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State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Specialty: language and gender, intercultural communication
Selected Publications: Book Notice of The linguistics of lying and other essays by Harald Weinrich (2005). In Language and Society, 2007, Vol. 36, Issue 5, 809-810.

Review of Gender and Language by Lia Litosseliti (2006). In LINGUIST List 2007, issue number 18.1124.

Linguistic Politeness in Expressing Condolences: A Case Study. RASK: International Journal of Languages and Linguistics. Odense , Denmark : Odense University Press, November 2006, 45-62.

Exploring the Impact of Study Abroad on Students’ Intercultural Communication Skills. Journal of Studies in International Education, Winter 2005, Vol. 9, No. 4, 356-371.
Courses Taught: Intercultural Communication / Sociolinguistics
Language and Gender
Dissertation Abstract: The Textual Construction of Femininity in Women's Fitness Magazines
Reviewer of: Gender & Language (LL Issue 18.1124)
An Introduction to Language and Society, Third Edition (LL Issue 20.2044)

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