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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: Esther  Nunez
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: Are creole languages tenseless languages?. Paper to be published in the Proceedings of the 18th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics. University of Manchester.

Proyectos de revitalización de la lengua ulwa. Published in the Nicaraguan journal Wani.November 2010.

The role of the media in standardising a regional variety: the case of Canal Sur and Seville Spanish in the pluricentric debate. Published in the volume Non-dominant Varieties of pluricentric Languages. Getting the Picture. In memory of Michael Clyne. Muhr, Rudolf (ed.)(2012). Wien et. al.,Peter Lang Verlag.
Courses Taught: - Spanish
- Business Spanish
- Spanish-English/English-Spanish Interpreting Master in Translation and Interpreting).
- English-Spanish Translation
- Preparation course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI)
- Varieties of Spanish

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