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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: Lawrence  Williams
Institution: University of North Texas
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Homepage: http://www.forl.unt.edu/~lfw/
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teaching
 Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teaching
Academic Paper Abstract: Variable omission of ne in real-time French chat: A corpus-driven comparison of educational and non-educational contexts
Learner Versus Nonlearner Patterns of Stylistic Variation in Synchronous Computer-Mediated French
Second-person pronoun use in French language discussion fora



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