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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: Kimie  Takahashi
Institution: Macquarie University
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Homepage: http://www.languageonthemove.com/kimie-takahashi
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Second language learning, gender, ethnography, globalisation, media
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Piller, I. and Takahashi, K. (2006) ‘A passion for English: desire and the language market’, in A. Pavlenko (ed.), Bilingual Minds: Emotional Experience, Expression and Representation. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, pp.59 – 83.

Takahashi, K. (2001). Death and Dying in Japan. In G. Howarth, & O. Leaman (Eds), Encyclopaedia of Death and Dying. London: Routledge.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language Learning, Gender and Desire
Courses Taught: Applied linguistics, Japanese as a foreign language
Dissertation Abstract: Language desire: A critical ethnography of Japanese women learning English in Australia
Dissertation Director * of: Language Policy and Planning for The 2008 Beijing Olympics: An investigation of the discursive construction of an Olympic city and a global population
(Jie Zhang, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Negotiating Identity: Discourses of migration and belonging
(Emily Farrell, Author)

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