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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: Satyam  Varma
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
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Homepage: http://sat_v.translatorscafe.com
State and/or Country: India   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Hindi
Selected Publications: The Peasant (Novel), by Honore de Balzac
D’Alembert’s Dream (Dialogue), by Denis Diderot
The Jungle (Novel), by Upton Sinclair
Love of Life and Other Stories (Short Stories), by Jack London
The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories, by Mark Twain
Communication, by Raymond Williams
Somnath: Many Voices of a History, by Romila Thapar
Fundamentals of Political Economy, Self-Education Series, China
Dalits and the Law, by Girish Agarwal & Colin Gonsalves
To Make The Deaf Hear: Ideology and Programme of Bhagat Singh and His Comrades, by S. Irfan Habib

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