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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: Maria  Volkonskaya
Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/99241561
State and/or Country: Russia   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Germanic languages
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
Gothic
Icelandic
Latin
Spanish
English, Middle
English, Old
Norse, Old
Anglo-Norman
Courses Taught: History of the English Language (undergraduate)
Old English (undergraduate)
Academic Writing in English (undergraduate)



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