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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: Hunter  Weilbacher
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
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State and/or Country: Texas
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Specialty: bilingual discourse markers
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: Das weiss ich anyhow nicht: The bilingual discourse markers anyhow and anyway in Texas German

The unexpected survival of German discourse markers in Texas German

Documenting Diaspora Experiences: The Texas German Dialect Archive

How universal is the pragmatic-detachability scale? Evidence from Texas German discourse markers.
Courses Taught: German
English Literature
Academic Paper Abstract: The Texas German Dialect Archive: A Multimedia Resource for Research, Teaching, and Outreach

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