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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: Yves  Talla Sando Ouafeu (IPA: ivə tæla sando wafo)
Institution: Universität Freiburg
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Forensic Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: (2007) “Intonational Marking of New and Given Information in Cameroon English”. English World-Wide. Vol. 28:2, pp 187-199.
2006 Intonational Meaning in Cameroon English Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Perspective. Göttingen: Cuvillier Verlag.
2006 “Listing Intonation in Cameroon English Speech”. World Englishes. Vol. 25, issue 3-4, pp 491 – 500.
2006 “Politeness Strategies in Cameroon English: Focus on three pragmatic particles, na, ya and eihn”. The Nordic Journal of African Studies. 15(4):536 – 544
2005 “Lexical Vestiges of English in the Wẽ language: A first report on some distorted English Usage in Cameroon”. English Today 84. 21/4:27-30.
Courses Taught: Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Intonational Meaning in Cameroon English Discourse: A sociolinguistic perspective
Academic Paper Abstract: Lexical vestiges of English in the W language

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