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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: Michiko  Uryu
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
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State and/or Country: NJ
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Philosophy of Language
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Intercultural Communication, Postmodern Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: (2010). Ecological Perspectives on intercultural communication. (With Claire Kramsch)
Intercultural Communication Review Vo.8. Tokyo: Rikkyo University

(In preparation). Intercultural Contact, Hybridity and Third Space. (With Claire Kramsch)
In J. Jackson (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Intercultural Communication. Routledge.
(Appearing in 2012)

(In preparation). An Ecolinguistics Approach To Intercultural Communication Research. (With Claire Kramsch)
A special issue for Language Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Dissertation Abstract: Another Thanksgiving Dinner: Language, identity and history in the age of globalization

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