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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: Fernanda  L Ferreira
Institution: Bridgewater State College
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://webhost.bridgew.edu/fferreira
State and/or Country: MA
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): Romance
Courses Taught: Spanish Phonetics and Dialectology
Portuguese Language
Languages of the World
Pidgins and Creoles
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics: Lanehart (2001) (LL Issue 13.885)
Applied Linguistics: Goldstein (2003) (LL Issue 15.2129)
Academic Paper Abstract: A Linguistic Time-Capsule: Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Portuguese historical texts

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