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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: M.  Eleanor Nevins
Institution: University of Nevada at Reno
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State and/or Country: ID
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Apache, Western
Selected Publications: 'Learning to Listen: Coming to Terms with Conflicting Discourses of 'Language Loss' among the White Mountain Apache'. To appear in Journal of Linguistic Anthropology December 2004.

2003 ''He Became an Eagle': a Contemporary Western Apache Oral Narrative'. InVoices from the Four Directions: Contemporary Translations of Native American Oral Literature. Brian Swann, ed. University of Nebraska Press.

2000 Editor (as 'Eleanor Culley'), Electronic Edition of Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache Texts, by Harry
Hoijer, ethnological notes by Morris Opler. University of Virginia Electronic Text Center. URL:
Courses Taught: Ehtnography of Communication
Language Shift and Endangerment
Native American Literatures and Ethnopoetics
Endangered Languages
Language and Culture
Language and Religious Movements
Academic Paper Abstract: “They live in Lonesome Dove”: Media and contemporary Western Apache place-naming practices

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