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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: Samuel  Agada Obute (IPA: samuel)
Institution: University of Calabar
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State and/or Country: US
Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: Teaching of metalanguage as part of the L1 curriculum: The Case of Igbo
Preference for mother tongue Education: The case of Igbo
Translating Integrated Science for JS2 into Igbo
The role of Language in the Acquisition of Education and Technology: A case study of Igbo
Achieving the millennium Development goals in Nigeria without linguistic reforms: A fantasy or Reality?
language Convergence and Urbanisation in African Literature: The case of Ofomata's Ihe Ojoo Gbaa Afo
Courses Taught: SOCIOLINGUISTICS
Applied Linguistics
Phonetics of English and Nigerian languages
Morphology of African Languages
Languages of the World



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