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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: Marissa  Fond
Institution: Georgetown University
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State and/or Country: VA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: Reviews/notes:

Fond, M. (In press). Review of Sociolinguistics: A resource book for students, 2nd edition, by Peter Stockwell. To appear in Language in Society.

Fond, M. (2009). Review of Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation, Cultural Models, Social Systems, by Gitte Kristiansen and René Dirven. LINGUISTlist, 20.4457.

Review of Hard-Science Linguistics, by Victor H. Yngve and Zdzisław Wąsik. Language in Society, 38, 139-140.
Courses Taught: Ling001 - Introduction to Language
Reviewer of: Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation, Cultural Models, Social Systems (LL Issue 20.4457)
Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication (LL Issue 21.3452)

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