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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: Ms. M'Balia  Thomas
Institution: University of Arizona
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State and/or Country: AZ
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications: PUBLICATIONS

Thomas, M. (In press). The problematization of racial and ethnic minority participation in US foreign language education and study abroad. Applied Linguistics Review, Special Issue: Critiquing Applied Linguistics. (Appearing October 2013).

Waugh, L and Álvarez Valencia, J. with Do, T., Michelson, K., and Thomas, M. 2013. . Chapter 27: Meaning in texts and contexts. In K. Allan Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics, pp. 603-634. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Thomas, M. (2009). WORDS AS WEAPONS: The metaphorical attack of Michelle Obama in US print headlines (A critical discourse analysis). Proceedings of the Symposium on Language and Society in Austin (SALSA), Austin, TX. See http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/salsa/proceedings/2009/05_TLS53_Thomas.pdf
Courses Taught: Spanish 102
Linguistics 150 -- Honors course on Language (introduction to linguistics)

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