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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: Jay M.  Woodhams
Institution: School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
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Academic Paper Abstract: Studies in political humour: In between political critique and public entertainment. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.



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