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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: John Shaun  Nolan
Institution: University of Copenhagen
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State and/or Country: Denmark   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Language policy; Language attitudes
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: Sociolinguistic Studies

Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Courses Taught: French language (history, acquisition, translation, business language, politics, culture, literature)
Corpus linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language policy
Dissertation Abstract: French Language Policy and the Multilingual Challenge, from Maastricht to an Enlarged Europe: A study of developments from 1992 to 2004 with particular reference to the case of Gallo



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