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||During the winter term 2010/11 BIGSAS welcomed its first guest junior fellow, Juliana Franca Macek from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). After doing a BA in Portuguese and English and their literatures, in 2007 Juliana Macek obtained a Masters degree in Linguistics at her home university, with an MA thesis on aspects of linguistic politeness. Since 2008 she has been participating in a doctoral programme at Sao Paulo, extending her MA topic into the investigation of youth language(s) and language change in the urban centres of Tanzania. Juliana Macek is currently working within the framework of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies and is also affiliated to the Chair of African Linguistics I (Niger Congo), where she participates in courses and research activities concerning the study of the Swahili language and topics in sociolinguistics.