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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: Malcolm  Awadajin Finney
Institution: California State University, Long Beach
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Homepage: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/ling/f_finney.htm
State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Forensic Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Acquisition of first and second languages and bilingual language development
Subject Language(s): Krio
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
New English
Selected Publications: “Tone assignment on Lexical Items of English and African Origin in Krio”. Forthcoming in Genevieve Escure & Armin Schwegler (eds) Creoles, Contact and Language Change: Linguistics and Social Implications. John Benjamins (2004).

“The Dynamics of Morphosyntactic Operations in Krio”. Linguistic Review, Volume 2, Issue 3 (2003).

“Effects Of Spanish Pragmatic And Lexical Constraints In The Interpretation Of L2 English Anaphora.” Pragmatics, Vol.12, No. 3, (2002) 297-328.

“Compounding and Reduplication in Krio.” Journal of West African Languages, Vol. 29, No. 2, (2002) 23-34.

“Service Learning And Prospective Nonnative ESL Teachers: Drawbacks And Benefits.” Academic Exchange Extra, November 2002.

'Markedness, Operator Movement, And Discourse Effects In The Acquisition of Purpose Clause Constructions In A Second Language.' Second Language Research 13 (1), 1997.
Courses Taught: Language Acquisition
Reviewer of: Review of Hawkins' Second Language Syntax (LL Issue 12.1711)
Review of Larry Andrews: Linguistics for L2 Teachers (LL Issue 12.174)
Sociolinguistics: Cenoz & Jessner, eds. (2000) (LL Issue 12.166)
Applied Linguistics/Typology: Ramat (2003) (LL Issue 14.3124)

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