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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: Ilaria  Fiorentini
Institution: University of Pavia
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Homepage: http://unipv.academia.edu/IlariaFiorentini
State and/or Country: Italy   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Multilinguism, minority languages, language contact
Subject Language(s): Italian
Language Family(ies): Romance
Selected Publications: Fiorentini, I. (2012), Review of Weinreich, U. (2011), 'Languages in Contact French,German and Romansh in twentieth-century Switzerland', (edited by Ronald I. Kim and William Labov), Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, LinguistList (vol. 23.3396)

Fiorentini, I. (2013), Review of Weber, J-J. & Horner, K. (2012), 'Introducing Multilingualism. A social approach', Abingdon/New York: Routledge, LinguistList (Vol. 24.271)

Fiorentini, I. (2013), ZOMG! Dis iz a new language: the case of Lolspeak. In Roberts, N.S. & Childs, C. (eds.), Selected papers from Sociolinguistics Summer School 4. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics 19.1, pp. 90-108.

Fiorentini, I. (2013). “N zeche che ne desferenzia. Gli atteggiamenti dei ladini fassani nei confronti della lingua di minoranza”. In Mondo Ladino 37, pp. 11-41.
Courses Taught: n.a.
Reviewer of: Languages in Contact (LL Issue 23.3396)
Introducing Multilingualism: A social approach (LL Issue 24.271)
The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code Switching (LL Issue 24.2883)

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