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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: Achille  Fossi (IPA: aʃil fœsi)
Institution: University of Yaounde I / York University
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: Achille FOSSI. 2004. (Avec Edmond Biloa et Abdoulaye Laziz Ncharé) Grammaire générative : La théorie minimaliste de Noam Chomsky, Cameroon University Press, Série Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, Yaoundé, Cameroun.

Achille FOSSI. 2009. « Bilinguisme officiel, pratiques et attitudes bilingues. Le Cas du Cameroun et du Canada ». In Revue Internationale des Arts Lettres et Sciences Socials(RIALSS),Université de Yaoundé I, FALSH, Vol 1, N°3,pp. 247-267.

Achille FOSSI. 2010. « Le Seul pays bilingue français-anglais du continent africain ». In Le Cameroun. Autopsie d’une exception plurielle en Afrique. (ed.) Kengne Fodouop, L’Harmattan, Paris. 2010. pp.177-203.

Achille FOSSI. 2011. «Des Personnages féminins comme adjuvants du triomphe de Barack OBAMA» In Barack Obama, un Homme un Peuple un Destin Enjeux Politiques et Strategiques.(éd.)Alphone Tonyè. Paris, L’Harmattan. pp.147-255.
Courses Taught: French as a Second/Foreign Language
Translation French-English
Introduction to Linguistics



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