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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: Kelechukwu  U. Ihemere (IPA: kɛlɛtʃʊkwʊ ɪhɛmɛrɛ)
Institution: University of Westminster
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Selected Publications: A Tri-Generational Study of Language Choice and Shift in Port Harcourt (2007). Boca Raton, Florida: Universal Publishers, USA.

A Sequential Analytic Approach to Code-Switching in the Ikwerre community of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2007). Proceedings of 9th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism at the University of Joensuu. Ed. By Alexandre Nikolayev. Finland: University of Joensuu Press.

An integrated approach to language attitudes: the case of the Ikwerre of Port Harcourt City, Nigeria (2006). Proceedings of 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 36). Ed. by Olaoba Frank Arasanyin and Michael Pemberton. Cascadilla Press.

A basic description and analytic treatment of noun clauses in Nigerian Pidgin, Nordic Journal of African Studies Vol. 15(3) 2006, pp. 296 – 313.

Static versus Dynamic Models of Language Choice, To appear in the Journal of Pragmatics
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language Contact and Language Shift: Grammatical and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
Courses Taught: Language and Society
Cultural Linguistics
World Englishes
Phonetics and Phonology
Topics in English Language
English Historical Linguistics

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