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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: Derek  Irwin
Institution: University of Nottingham
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State and/or Country: Malaysia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Language Acquisition
Courses Taught: Applied Linguistics; Teaching Language and Literature; Language and Context; Approaches to Grammar; Composition; Rhetoric; Writing in a Variety of Modes and Genres; Literature Before 1750; Foundations and Applications of Inquiry; Native Literature in Canada
Dissertation Abstract: Creating Canadian English: A systemic functional linguistic analysis of First Nations loanwords in early Canadian texts
Reviewer of: Lang Acquisition: Williams & Lukin (2004) (LL Issue 16.112)
Lexicology (LL Issue 19.2343)
The Discursive Construction of National Identity (LL Issue 21.3197)

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