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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: Carsten  Otto
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Forensic Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Language Choice, Language & Identity
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Yucateco
Selected Publications: Bilingualismus in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mx.

Ethnic Identity and Language Choice in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, QRoo, Mx.

Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Bilingusalism; Classics in Linguistics; Research Methods
Dissertation Abstract: Bilingualism in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mx. (Bilingualismus in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mx).



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