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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: Suzette  Haden Elgin
Institution: San Diego State University
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Homepage: http://www.sfwa.org/members/elgin/
State and/or Country: AR
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Pragmatics; Intonation; Ozark English
Selected Publications: Introduction to Transformational Linguistics (Holt Rinehart) (with John Grinder)
What Is Linguistics? 1st edition, 2nd edition (Prentice Hall)
The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series (14 titles), including How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable (John Wiley & Sons)
The Language Imperative, Perseus 2000
The Grandmother Principles (Abbeville)
The Native Tongue (sf novels) trilogy, Feminist Press
The Ozark Trilogy (also sf) (University of Arkansas Press)
Reviewer of: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Nunberg (2004) (LL Issue 15.1622)



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