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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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Full Title: Journée Parole 4: Walker and the English of his Time (18th c - 19th c)

Location: Poitiers, France
Start Date: 16-Nov-2012 - 17-Nov-2012
Contact: Nicolas Trapateau
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The spoken language researchers working in the Projet Parole (MSHS) at the University of Poitiers invite you to their next meeting. This fourth edition of the Journée Parole echoes the diachronic work undertaken during the previous workshop (November 2010) and will focus on 18th century English pronunciation as described in John Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary (1791).

Invited Speaker:

Joan Beal (University of Sheffield)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.3899

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