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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: David  James Oakey (IPA: ˈdeɪˌvɪd dʒeɪmz ˈəʊkiː)
Institution: University of Birmingham
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Homepage: http://www.eisu.bham.ac.uk/d_oakey.shtml
State and/or Country: West Midlands
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Academic vocabulary in academic discourse: The phraseological behaviour of EVALUATION in Economics research articles.

Lexical phrases for teaching academic writing in English: Corpus evidence.

A corpus-based study of the formal and functional variation of a lexical phrase in different academic disciplines in English.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Introducing Applied Linguistics
Courses Taught: English for Economics
Computer Assisted Language Learning

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