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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: Ignatius  Usar
Institution: Plateau State Polytechnic, Jos Campus
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State and/or Country: Plateau State
Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Selected Publications: Bilingual Children’s Mother Tongue: Why is it important for Education?
Published in The Weaverbird – A Publication of the National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies, University of Jos Chapter.

The Use of Pidgin in Media Advertisement in Nigeria: The Case of Radio Nigeria Network
M. A. Thesis (On-going) Dept. of English & Literary Studies, University of Abuja

Word Formation in Tiv: A Contrastive Analysis of Tiv and English Morphological Processes
Unpublished Undergraduate Project, Dept. of Languages & Linguistics, Benue State University, Makurdi
Courses Taught: Business Communication



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