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Birgit Henriksen

Birgit Henriksen

Professor with special responsibilities

 

CV. Birgit Henriksen, Associate Professor (reader) at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, the University of Copenhagen.

 Date of Birth: 15.12.1952

 Education

  •  Ph.D. in Foreign Language Research and Pedagogy, University of Copenhagen, 1990
  • Teacher training in English and Religious Studies, Rødovre Statsskole, 1984
  • BA in Religious Studies, , University of Copenhagen, 1983
  • M.A. in English, University of Copenhagen, 1980

 Employment history

  • Associate Professor with special qualifications (reader) from 2010ff,
  • Associate Professor in Modern English Language with a focus on  Foreign Language Acquisition and Pedagogy at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies    (previously the Department of English), University of Copenhagen, 1997ff.
  • Assistant professor in Modern English Language with a focus on  Foreign Language Research and Pedagogy, the Department of English, University of Copenhagen, 1992-1997
  • Assistant professor in English and Religious Studies  at Falkonergårdens Gymnasium, 1989-1992
  • Teaching assistant at the Department of Nordic Philology, University of Copenhagen, teaching Danish as a Foreign and Second Language, 1988
  • Substitute Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied and Mathematical Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, 1987-88 
  • PhD student at the Department of English, University of Copenhagen, 1984-87
  • External Lecturer in Foreign Language Acquisition and Pedagogy at the Department of English, University of Copenhagen, 1980-84 
  • Research Assistant at the ”Project in Foreign Language Acquisition” (PIF) at the Department of English, University of Copenhagen, 1976-1980

 Administrative positions, projekt positions og consultancy work

  •  Director of the Centre for Internationalization and Parallel Language Use,  2008-2011
  • Member of the board at the Centre for Internationalization and Parallel Language Use at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, 2008-2011
  • Member of the group of professional advisors, at the Centre for Internationalization and Parallel Language Use, 2008ff
  • Coordinator of the Master of Language Education, the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies 2008-2009
  • Member of the group of professional advisors for the Master of Language Education, the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies 2003-
  • Member of the board of the ph.d. research programme for pedagogical research (Forskeruddannelsesprogram i Uddannelsesforskning, FUUF) at the Faculty of Humanities, 2008-2009 
  • Ph.D. coordinator at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, 2005-2008
  • Member of the Works Council  at the Faculty of Humanities and of the Works Council at the Department of English and the Department of English, Germanic and  Romance Studies
  • Union representative at the Department of English and the Department of English, Germanic and  Romance Studies
  • Project head of a research project funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities, 2000-2004
  • Consultant for a pedagogical project about lexical acquistion and teaching in English in secondary education at Stenløse Gymnasium og HF, 1998-2000, financed by the Ministry of Education.
  • Member of the committee for the project for secondary education  ”Projekt om fremmedsprogsfagenes profil og anvendelsesorientering i de gymnasiale uddannelser”, financed by the Ministry for Children and Education. Project 1, 2011-12
  • Consulent for the project for secondary education  ”Projekt om fremmedsprogsfagenes profil og anvendelsesorientering i de gymnasiale uddannelser”, financed by the Ministry for Children and Education. Project 1, 2011-12
  • Member of the committee for the project for secondary education  ”Projekt om fremmedsprogsfagenes profil og anvendelsesorientering i de gymnasiale uddannelser”, financed by the Ministry for Children and Education. Project 2, 2012-13
  • Consulent for the project for secondary education  ”Projekt om fremmedsprogsfagenes profil og anvendelsesorientering i de gymnasiale uddannelser”, financed by the Ministry for Children and Education. Project 2012-13
  • Member of the group of professional advisors about the new curriculum for English language teacher education, Ministry for Children and Education, autumn 2012
  • Member of the group of professional advisors about the European Survey on Language Competences, Ministry for Children and Education, spring 2012
  • Member of the group of professional advisors for the guidelines for English language education in primary schools, ”Handlingsplan for engelsk”, 2007 
  • Co-founder and previous editor of the journal ”Sprogforum” 
  • Consultant for different publishing companies about language teaching materials

 

 Research and dissemination of research

  • Co-Initiator and co-developer of the Master of Language Education, the Department of English, 2003
  • Teacher on the Master of Language Education, 2003-
  • Teacher on Ph.D. courses in Denmark, Sweden (Gothenburg and Lund), Iceland (Reykjavik) and Wales
  • Guest lecturer at the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, University of Iceland, 2010, 201
  • Guest lecturer at the Danish University of Education, 2010, 2009 
  •  A number of lectures and presentations as  Director of the Centre for Internationalization and Parallel Language Use about  the centre, about the increasing internationalization of tertiary education and about language choice and competence development in the multilingual university. (see the list below)
  • Presentations and workshops  (see the list below)
  • Plenary speaker at 
  • AFINLA 2005, Jyväskyla
  • Workshop: Developing multidimensional methods for vocabulary assessment,  Stockholm University, 2010)
  • The general assembly for the Danish Association of English Teachers in Secondary Education, Copenhagen (2011)
  • VARGA 2012, Wales

 

  • Co-organizer of the international conference on the lexicon: ”Approaches to the Lexicon”, at the Copenhagen Business School CBS, December 2010
  • Co-organizer of the  thematic colloquium: Challenges facing non-native university teachers in English medium instruction in academic settings, EUROSLA 2011
  • Organizer of research seminars and workshops at  the Centre for Internationalization and Parallel Language Use, 2008-2011
  • Teacher at a large number of in-service training courses for foreign and second language teachers in Denmark, Iceland, the Faroe Isles and Greenland.
  • For more than 10 years, teacher at the annual teacher training courses for new teachers of English in secondary education.
  • Peer reviewer at the international journals: Applied Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Modern Language Journal og System

Research publications

  • B. Henriksen (accepted for publication) Research on L2 learners’ collocational competence and development a progress report. In Bardel, Camilla, Laufer, Batia & Lindqvist, Christina (Eds.), L2 vocabulary acquisition, knowledge and use. New perspectives on assessment and corpus analysis. Eurosla Monographs Series, 2. EUROSLA
  • Westbrook, P.N. & Henriksen, B. (2011): Bridging the Linguistic and Affective Gaps: The Impact of a Short, Tailor-made Language Course on a Danish University Lecturer's Ability to Lecture with Confidence in English. I R Cancino, L Dam & K Jæger (red), Policies, Principles, Practices. New directions in foreign language education in the era of educational glaobalization., 2011 udgave, vol. 1, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, s. 188-212 
  • Henriksen, B. (1999) Three Dimensions of Vocabulary Development. Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) 21, s. 303-317.
  • Albrechtsen, D., Henriksen, B., Mees I.M. & Poulsen E (1998) (red.): Perspectives on Foreign and second Language Pedagogy. Odense University Press, Odense, 1-304 s.
  • Haastrup K. & Henriksen, B.: Describing Learners' Lexical Competence across tasks and over time: A focus on Research Design.(1998) i: Perspectives on Lexical Acquisition in a second Language s. 61-96. Kirsten Haastrup og Aake Viberg (red.). Lund University Press, Lund, Sweden 
  • Henriksen, B. & Haastrup K. (1998) Vocabulary Acquisition: From Partial to Precise Understanding. i: Perspectives on Lexical acquisition in a second Language s. 97-124. Kirsten Haastrup & Aake Viberg (red.). Lund University Press, Lund, Sweden.
  • Henriksen, B. (1995) Fremmedsprogspædagogikken - eksemplificeret ved 4 forskningsområder. I: Hermes - Journal of Linguistics, nr. 14 - 1995, Århus: s. 191-217
  • B. Henriksen (1995) Pædagogisk forankring og pædagogiske implikationer - kan vi, skal vi og tør vi?. I Årsberetning1995, Engelsk Institut, Københavns Universitet., s. 33-41.
  • Henriksen, B. og K. Haastrup. (1988) Introduktion til bidragene om sproglig bevidsthed og fremmedsprogstilegnelse.  I E. Hansen (red.): sproglig Bevidsthed. Danmarks Lærerhøj­skole, Institut for Dansk Sprog og Litteratur, s. 167-169
  • B. Henriksen (1988) Udvikling af sprogelevers pragma­tiske bevidsthed. Et pædagogisk forsøg i gymnasiets engelskundervisning. I E. Hansen (red.): sproglig Bevidsthed. Danmarks Lærerhøj­skole, Institut for Dansk Sprog og Litteratur, s. 172-191.
  • B. Henriksen (1988) ANMELDELSE af P. Harders bog: "Eleven i centrum - men for hvad? Om humaniora i gymnasiet og i samfundet. I ANGLES on the English speaking world, NO. 2, The Department of English, The University of Copenhagen, s. 95-96.  
  • B. Henriksen (1986) PIF PROJEKTET: Fremmedsprogspædago­gik ved Engelsk Institut fra 1976-86. Beretning for året 1986, Engelsk Institut, s. 2-9.
  • D. Albrecthsen, C. Færch, P. Grindsted, B. Henriksen, K. Haastrup & B. Sneum (1982) Fremmedsprogspædagogik 1977- 1981: 5 års erfaring med undervisning i fremmed­sprogspædagogik i tilknytning til PIF projektet.Engelsk Institut, KUA., s.1-109.
  • C. Færch, P. Grindsted & B. Henriksen (1982) Error coding manual, PIF WORKING PAPERNO7., Dept. of Eng., university of Copenhagen., s. l-l0.
  • D. Albrecthsen, B. Henriksen & C. Færch (1980) Native speaker reactions to learners' spoken inter­language., Language Learning, 30:365-96.
  • D. Albrecthsen, B. Henriksen & C. Færch (1981) Native speaker reactions to learners' spoken inter­language I E. Hopkins/R. Grotjahn (red.): Studies in Language Teaching and Language Acquisition. Bochum Studienverlag; s. 167-203. (Artiklen fra 1980 er her genoptrykt i en udvidet udgave). 
  • Henriksen, B. & Stæhr, Stenius L. (2009) Processes in the development of L2 collocational knowledge - a challenge for language learners, researchers and teachers. I A. Barfield & H. Gyllstad (red) Researching Collocations in Another Language: Multiple Interpretations, 1. udg. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 
  • Albrechtsen, D., Haastrup, K. & Henriksen, B. (2008) Vocabulary and Writing in a First and Second Language: Processes and Development. Palgrave Macmillan, 1-225.
  • Henriksen, B. (2006) Exploring the quality of lexical knowledge in the language learner's L1 and L2. I Afinla Yearbook 2006  Language Learners of Today P. Pietilä, P. Lintunen og H.M. Järvinen (red.). Lievestuore, Jyväskula, s. 13-36.
  • Nissen, H.B. & Henriksen, B. (2006) Word class influence on word assoication test results. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 16, 3, s. 390-408.
  • Revier, R.L. & Henriksen, B. (2006) Teaching collocations. Pedagogical implications based on a cross-sectional study of Danish EFL. i: Språk, lärende och utbilding i sikte. Rapport fra Pedagogiska fakulteten Åbo Akademi, M. Bendtsen, M. Björklund, C. Fant & L. Forsman. Vasa, s. 191-206.
  • Albrechtsen, D., Henriksen, B. & Haastrup K. (2005) Writing in two languages: Attention to lexis in verbal protocols. I: The Power of Words Granath, S., Miliander, J. & Wennö, E. (red.). Universitetstrykeriet, Karlstad, s. 11-21. 
  • Albrechtsen, D., Haastrup K. & Henriksen, B. (2004) Redaktører af Angles on the English Speaking Union vol. 4 
  • Albrechtsen, D., Haastrup K. & Henriksen, B. (2004) Attention to Argumentation in Learner Text Production: How do we Capture Ability in Argumentation? Angles on the English Speaking Union vol. 4, s. 51-68.
  • Albrechtsen, D., Haastrup K. & Henriksen, B (2004) (red.): Writing and Vocabulary in Foreign Language Acquisition. Angles on the English Speaking World 4, Museum Tusculanum Press, København, s. 1-151.
  • Haastrup K., Albrechtsen, D. & Henriksen, B. (2004)  Lexical Inferencing Processes in L1 and L2: Same or Different? Focus on Issues in Design and Method. Angles on the English Speaking World Vol. 4, s. 111-128.
  • Henriksen, B., Albrechtsen, D. & Haastrup K. (2004) The Relationship between Vocabulary Size and Reading Comprehension in the L2. I Angles on the English Speaking World vol. 4, s. 129-140.
  • Henriksen, B. & Haastrup K. (2001) The interrelationship between vocabulary acquisition theory and general SLA research. i: Eurosla Yearbook. Susan Foster-Cohen & Anna Nizegorodcew (red.). John Benjamins Publishing Company, s. 69-78.
  • Henriksen, B. & Haastrup K. (2000) Describing foreign language learners' productive vocabulary use and development. i: Language Use, Language Acquisition and Language History s. 150-172. Ingo Plag og Klaus P. Schneider (red.). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Triér, Triér 
  • Henriksen, B. & Haastrup K. (2000) Vocabulary acquisition: acquiring depth of knowledge through network building. I International Journal of Applied Linguistics Volume 10 Issue 2, s. 221 - 240
  • Henriksen, B.. (2000) review of: N. Schmitt/M. McCarthy (eds) Vocabulary, Description, Acquisition & Pedagogy. Yuyan Wenzi Yingyong. nr. 21 no. 3, Oxford University s. 407-409

 

Participation in conferences and workshop with presentations

  • B. Henriksen (2012) Kollokationer i et kontrastivt perspektiv. Paper presented at the conference  Lingva Nordica – Lingva Franca, Islands Universitet, 8-9-10.2012.
  • B. Henriksen (2012) Meeting the Challenges of English Medium Instruction in Universities, Guest lecture at The Vigdis Finnbogadottir Institute of Foreign Languages, 05.10.2012
  • B. Henriksen (2012) "Advanced L2 users' collocational competence: English collocational use in academic lecturing by non-native speakers". Paper presented at the workshop Complexity and Idiomaticity, Stockholms Universitet, 08.06.2012. 
  • B. Henriksen (2012) Advanced L2 users' collocational competence. Plenary presentation, VARGA 2012, Wales.
  • B. Henriksen (2011) English medium instruction in higher education – challenges facing non-native lecturers in the international university. Presentaiton at the Thematic colloquium: Challenges facing non-native university teachers in English medium instruction in academic settings., EUROSLA 2011, Stockholm
  • B. Henriksen (2011) English medium instruction in higher education - Focus on research and measures taken. Presentation at the Thematic colloquium: Challenges facing non-native university teachers in English medium instruction in academic settings, EUROSLA 2011, Stockholm
  • B. Henriksen og Anne Sofie Jakobsen (2011) Akademiske ordlister fra et sprogpolitisk perspektiv? Presentation at research seminar at the Institution for Svensk som Andetsprog ved Göteborg Universitet
  • B. Henriksen (2011) Udvikling af en akademisk ordliste på de forskellige nordiske sprog: hvad - hvorfor og hvordan? Presentation at the conference: Sproglig og kulturel mangfoldighed i Norden. Milepæl i nordisk fremtidsforskning på sprog og kulturområdet.Islands Universitet 27-28. oktober 2011.
  • B. Henriksen (2011) Sprog til akademiske formål - hvordan møder vi de studerendes behov? Presentation at the CIP-Symposium 2011: ”Dansk i parallelsproglig praksis Brugen af dansk på det internationaliserede universitet.”
  • B. Henriksen (2010) Collocational competence - a challenge for learners but also for SLA researchers. Presentation at research seminar: Second Language Acquisition and Collocations Göteborg Universitet, november 24,  2010.
  • B. Henriksen (2010) Danish in the practice of parallel language use The use of Danish in the internationalised university. Presentation at the CIP-Symposium 2010: ”Dansk i parallelsproglig praksis Brugen af dansk på det internationaliserede universitet.”
  • B. Henriksen (2010) Second Language Acquisition and Collocations.  Plenary presentation at the workshop: Developing multidimensional methods for vocabulary assessment, Stockholm Universitet
  • B. Henriksen (2010) Studying collocational competence and development.  Presentation at the conference: Approaches to the Lexicon
  • B. Henriksen (2005) Exploring the quality of lexical knowledge in the language learner's L1 and L2.  Plenary talk at the AFINLA 2005,Jyväskyla, Finland
  • B. Henriken (2004) Dimensions of lexical competence and vocabulary acquisition: a focus on network structure and network building. Presentation at a research seminar, Lund Universitet
  • B. Henriksen. (2004)Operationalising the construct of organisational structure of the L2 lexicon. Presentation at a research seminar: Images of childhood, Lund Universitet
  • B. Henriksen (2003) Strukturen i ordnetværket – hvordan undersøger vi det? Presentation at a research seminar, Handelshøjskolen i København
  •  B. Henriksen (2003) Operationalsing the construct organisational structure of the L2 lexicon. Presentation at the conference EUROSLA 2003, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 2003
  • Haastrup, K. & B. Henriksen (2000) The interrelationship between vocabulary acquisition theory and general SLA research. Presentation at the conference EUROSLA 2003 EUROSLA conference, Kraków, September 2000.  
  • B. Henriksen (1996) Semantisation, Retention and accessibility: Key Concepts in Vocabulary Learning. Presentation at the conference AILA 1996 i Jyvaskyla, Finland, august 1996.
  • B. Henriksen (1996) Semantization – a key process for vocabulary learning and use. Guest lecture at "The Research Centre for Applied Lingusitics", The Department of English, Clare Hall College, Cambridge, november 1996.
  • B. Henriksen (1995) Vocabulary retention: a learning effect study. The information gap exercise revisited. Presentation at the NAES conference, Tromsø, maj 1995.
  • B. Henriksen (1987) Forsøg med udvikling af sprogelevers pragmatiske bevidsthed i engelskundervisningen i gymnasiet, s. 1-16. Presentation at ADLAs årsmøde i København, 1987.
  • D. Albrecthsen & B. Henriksen (1981) Native speaker reactions to learners' spoken inter­language., Presentation at the AILA Conference, Lund, august, 1981.

 

Participation in conferences and workshop without presentations

 

  • Jubilæumskonference for Københavnerstudier i tosprogethed, Danmarks Pædgogiske Universitet, november 2010
  • Språkstrategier och parallellsspråk vid nordiske universitet Helsingfors, Finland, Nordens Sprogråd, september 2009, Helsingfors, Finland, Nordens Sprogråd, marts
  • Complexity Seminar, Islands Universitet, marts 2009
  • CALPIU 2008 : Transnational Student Mobility

Other types of research dissemintion

  • Henriksen, Birgit (accepted for publication). ”Hvordan lærer fremmedsprogselever sprog?”. I Bodil Hohwü Nielsen, Henriette Knudsen og Susanne Jørgensen (red.) Engelsklærerfagets didaktik (foreløbig titel).  Engelsklærerforeningens forlag.
  • Henriksen, B. (2009) Det oversete ordforråd. I Sprogfag i forandring: Pædagogik og praksis. 1. udg. Gylling, Samfundslitteratur, 2009.
  • Henriksen, B. 2006) Elevernes aktive arbejde med ordforråd. I: Wings Fantasy Teacher's Guide. København , Alinea, s. 23-28
  • Henriksen, B. (1999) Fokus på ord og ordindlæring. I: Copenhagen Working Papers in L S P. 1999 nr. 2, Handelshøjskolen, København, s. 57-69
  • Henriksen, B. (1999) Ordforrådsindlæring. I På sporet - en antologi om undervisning i dansk som andetsprog. Ringsted: Undervisningsministeriet, s. 83-92
  • Henriksen, B.(1998) Mundtlighed. i: Fælles mål - om samarbejdet mellem sprogskole og Almen voksenuddannelse/VUC s. 39-49. Undervisningsministeriets Forlag, København.
  • Henriksen, B.(1997) Ordforrådsøvelser - vejen til et større ordforråd og en bedre teksttolkning? I: Anglo Files. Medlemsblad for Engelsklærerforeningen for Gymnasiet & HF, nr. 101, marts. s. 63-67.
  • Henriksen, B(1995) Arbejde med mundtligt elevsprog. I: SELF - Tidsskrift for Seminariernes Engelsklærerforening, nr. 95 - 1, Nørre Nissum. s. 12-21
  • Henriksen, B. (1995) Hvad vil det sige at kunne et ord? Ordforståelse og ordbeherskelse. I: Sprogforum, nr. 3. oktober 1995, København: s. 12-18
  • Henriksen, B. (1995) Hvordan husker man et ord? Fokus på forskellige opgavetyper. I: Sprogforum, nr. 3. oktober 1995, København: s. 45-55
  • Henriksen, B. & Haastrup, K. (1995) Hvorfor et temanummer om ordforråd? I: Sprogforum. nr. 3. oktober 1995, København: s. 5-11
  • Henriksen, B, & Haastrup, K. (1995) Redaktører på temanummeret: "Et Ord er et Ord", Sprogforum, nr. 3., Danmarks Pædagogiske Bibliotek.
  • Henriksen, B. & Andersen, J. E. (1995) Sproget på tværs - kulturmøde og personkonflikt.  I Uddannelse, nr. 1. Holstebro, s. 34-38
  • B. Henriksen (1990) Fremmedsprogspædagogisk forskning og formidling. Hvad med praksisværdien?  I Engelsk Meddelelser, nr. 63, april 1990rs- 46-49.
  • Henriksen, B. (1989): Elevcentrerede arbejdsformer i den kommunikative fremmedsprogs- undervisning. I Kasper, G. & Wagner, J.: Grundbog i Fremmedsprogspædagogik. Gyldendal, s. 166-182. 
  • Svensson, Hanne Lindegaard ; Henriksen, Birgit. (2006) Hvad sker der egentlig, når eleverne bruger leksikalske gættestrategier? I: Anglo Files. Medlemsblad for Engelsklærerforeningen for Gymnasiet & HF.
  • Henriksen, B. (2006) Øvelser med ord.I: P.S. - Praktisk sprog : Tidsskrift for undervisere i fremmedsprog. nr. 21: årg., nr. 7, Albertslund. s. 4-8
  •  Stæhr, Lars Stenius ; Haastrup, Kirsten ; Albrechtsen, Dorte ; Henriksen, Birgit. Fagdidaktik og tværsproglighed.(2004) I: Anglo Files. Medlemsblad for Engelsklærerforeningen for Gymnasiet & HF nr. 134, s. 11-17
  • Harder, Peter & Henriksen, Birgit. (2004) Mundtligt og skriftligt sprog - en skyttegravskrig? I: Sprogforum. 2004; nr. Nummer 30, juni, s. 54-60
  • Henriksen, B. (2003) Indlæring af ord og faste udtryk - en kompleks, gradvis og kontinuerlig process. I: Portfolio Speak Out. Teacher's guide. København : Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2003. s. 18-
  • Henriksen, B., Christensen B., Engberg-Pedersen J. & Grønvold M. (2000) Ord og tekst: Sproglig opmærksomhed i engelskundervisningen i gymnasiet og HF. Uddannelsesstyrelsens temahæfte no. 25-2000, s. 1-176.
  • Henriksen, B.(1999) Ordforråd og ordforrådsindlæring. i: Studier i Dansk som andetsprog s Anne Holmen & Karen Lund (red.). Akademisk forlag, København, s.71-106.

 

Presentation in other fora

  • B. Henriksen (2011)  Language learning theory and pedagogical practice? Plenary speech, Engelsklærerforeningens generalforsamling
  • B. Henriksen (2011) Sprogvalg i uddannelserne –  udfordringer forbundet med at undervise på engelsk? Presentation at the CELM konference, Rundt om den netbaserede uddannelse, 1. december 2011
  • B. Henriksen (2010) Arbejdet med elevernes ordforråd – en udfordring for sprogundervisningen og skolens andre fag. Presentation at the Tosprogs Taskforce seminar, Dr Byen.
  • B. Henriksen (2009) Sprogvalg i uddannelserne? Presentation at the CIRIUS Markedsførings-konference 2009
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  • B. Henriksen (2003) Ordforrådsindlæring og undervisning. Hvad ved vi og hvad gør vi?r Presentation at a research seminar, in connection with "det europæiske sprog år".

 

 

 

Education

M.A; PhD

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