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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: Elaine  Claire Vaughan
Institution: Mary Immaculate College
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State and/or Country: Ireland   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Forthcoming, 2010: How can teachers use a corpus for their own research? In: McCarthy, M. and A. O’Keeffe (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. London: Routledge.

2008: ‘Got a date or something?’: An analysis of the role of humour and laughter in the workplace discourse of English language teachers. In: Reppen, R. and A. Ädel (eds), Corpora and Discourse: The challenge of different settings. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 95-115.

2007: ‘I think we should just accept…our horrible lowly status’: Analysing Teacher-Teacher Talk within the context of Community of Practice. Language Awareness, 16(3): 173-189.
Courses Taught: Graduate Diploma in Mentoring & Teacher Development (Verbal Interaction & Professional Learning);
Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (Teaching and Learning)
Dissertation Abstract: Just Say Something and We Can All Argue Then: Community and identity in the workplace talk of English language teachers
Academic Paper Abstract: The pragmatics of Irish English



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