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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: Laura  A. Janda
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Homepage: http://www.unc.edu/depts/slavdept/ljanda.html
State and/or Country: nc
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: cognitive linguistics, morphology, sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): West Slavic
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Czech
Courses Taught: Language and Nationalism
1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Year Russian
1st 2nd, 3rd Year Czech
Structure of Russian
Old Church Slavonic
Introduction to Slavic Linguistics
West Slavic Linguistics
Cognitive Linguistics
Language and Political Identity
Dissertation Director * of: Passive Prototypes, Topicality and Conceptual Space
(Patrick Murphy, Author)

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