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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: Ivelina  K. Tchizmarova
Institution: Ball State University
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State and/or Country: IN
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
Selected Publications: “Hedging Functions of the Bulgarian Discourse Marker Xajde.” 2005. Journal of Pragmatics, 37.8:1143-1163.

“Expressivity and a Pragmatic Constraint on Object Reduplication in
Bulgarian.” 2004. Balkanistica, 17:79-134.

“Start and Begin Revisited.” Proceedings of the 20th Northwest Linguistic Conference, May 1-2, 2004, Seattle, Washington. University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics. Vol. 23. pp. 270-285.
Courses Taught: as a teaching assistant: Language and Gender, Linguistic Anthropology, Language and Culture, Sociolinguistics, Research Methods in Linguistics, all levels and skills of English to speakers of other languages
Dissertation Abstract: Verbal Prefixes in Bulgarian and Their Correspondences in American English: A cognitive linguistic analysis

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