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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: Graeme  Trousdale
Institution: University of Edinburgh
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Constructional Approaches to English Grammar
 Gradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization
 An Introduction to English Sociolinguistics
 The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar
 Constructionalization and Constructional Changes
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Gradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization
 The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar
Dissertation Director * of: Variation, Change and the Usage-Based Approach
(Lynn Clark, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Quantitative Study of the Attitudes of Japanese Learners towards Varieties of English Speech: Aspects of the Sociolinguistics of English in Japan
(Robert McKenzie, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Exploring the role of token frequency in phonological change: evidence from TH-Fronting in east-central Scotland

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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