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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: Elena  Tapia
Institution: Eastern Connecticut State University
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State and/or Country: CT
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Courses Taught: History and Development of English, Language Acquisition in Young Children, The Study of Language, African American English and Verbal Traditions, Conceptual Metaphor and Literature, Sociolinguistics of Dialect in Literature, Modern American Grammar



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