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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: Loretta  Chung-Wing Tam
Institution: University of Hong Kong
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Homepage: http://hku-hk.academia.edu/LorettaTam
State and/or Country: Hong Kong   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Writing Systems
History of Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: Language & Identity
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Min Nan
English
Chinese, Yue
Dissertation Abstract: Language, Politics and Identity: The Making of a Taiwanese Language



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