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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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FYI: New Zealand English Facebook Page


Author: Laura Tresch

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

FYI Body: Here is a new page on New Zealand English (Accent) created for a sociolinguistic PhD project. It is a page to discuss the Kiwi accent and its use in public discourses (TV, radio, education). Like, share and interact if you are interested!

Several videos and some interesting insights from the academic literature will be shared every day.

The page can be accessed at:
https://www.facebook.com/newzealandaccent?ref=profile

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