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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: Jane  K. L. Wong
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Sabah
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Homepage: http://www.ums.edu.my
State and/or Country: Sabah
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Dialectology
Subject Language(s): Malay, Sabah
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: The Sabah Malay Dialect: Phonological Structures and Social Function, 2000, Kota Kinabalu:Penerbit UMS

Kelabit Names and Titles:Semantics and Pragmatics, 2005, Kota Kinabalu:Penerbit UMS
Courses Taught: English as a second language
Transformation Grammar
Language and Society
Language and Communication

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