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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: Peter  Backhaus
Institution: Waseda University
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Homepage: https://www.wnp7.waseda.jp/Rdb/app/ip/ipi0211.html?lang_kbn=0&kensaku_no=5596
State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Conversation Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Japanese
Selected Publications: 2010. Multilingualism in Japanese Public Space - Reading the Signs. Japanese Studies,
30 (3), 359-372.

2009. 'Time to get up: Compliance-gaining in a Japanese eldercare facility'
Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 20 (1), 69-89.

2008. 'Politeness in institional elderly care: A cross-cultural comparison' Journal of Politeness Research 5,54-71.

2007. Linguistic Landscapes: A Comparative Study of Urban Multilingualism in Tokyo. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

2007. 'Alphabet ante portas: How English text invades Japanese public space' Visible Language 41 (1), 70-87.

2006. 'Multilingualism in Tokyo: A look into the linguistic landscape' International Journal of Multilingualism 3 (1), 52-66.

2005. 'Signs of multilingualism in Tokyo: A diachronic look at the linguistic landscape' International Journal of the Sociology of Language 175/176, 103-121.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Landscapes
 Communication in Elderly Care
 Communication in Elderly Care
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Landscapes
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics
Intercultural Communication
Dissertation Abstract: Signs of Multilingualism in Tokyo: A linguistic landscape approach
Reviewer of: An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (LL Issue 18.1030)
Soliloquy in Japanese and English (LL Issue 22.2875)



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