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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: Etsuko  Oishi
Institution: Fuji Women's University
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State and/or Country: Hokkaido
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Selected Publications: Situated Speech Acts: How are they possible? In Turner, K., and B. Fraser (eds.), Language in Life, and a Life in Language: Jacob Mey—A Festschrift, 329-334. Bingley: Emerald. 2009

Appropriateness and Felicity Conditions: A theoretical issue. In Fetzer, A. (ed.), Context and Appropriateness: Micro meets macro, 55-77. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2007.

Semantic Meaning and Four Types of Speech Act. In Kühnlein, P., H. Rieser, and H. Zeevat (eds.), Perspectives on Dialogues in the New Millennium, 134-147. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2003
Courses Taught: Pragmatics
Discourse Analysis
Intercultural Communication
Language and Gender

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