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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: Bettina  Jobin
Institution: Stockholm University
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Selected Publications: 2004. Gender changes. Contrastive Investigations into Gender and Animacy in Contemporary German and Swedish by means of Person References and Non-Personal-Agents. (in German)
2002. "Personalpronomen in deutschen und schwedischen EU-Dokumenten." In: Biedermann/Norden eds. Text im Kontext 4. Beiträge zur vierten Arbeitstagung schwedischer Germanisten. Stockholm. 73-83.
Jobin/Magnusson 2000. ""Urwüchsige leistungen der einbildungskraft"? Die Erscheinung Genus in der älteren deutschen und schwedischen Forschung." In: "Kontraster i språk. Studier i modern språkvetenskap. Ny serie, vol. 12. Stockholm 131-152.
Courses Taught: Modern German from a historical perspective; Contrastive discourse analysis (for students of translation); supervision of master theses in translation.
Dissertation Abstract: Gender Changes - Investigations into gender and animacy in contemporary German by means of person references and Non-Personal-Agents

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