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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: RĂ©mi  A van Compernolle
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.personal.psu.edu/rav137/
State and/or Country: PA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: L2 sociolinguistics and pragmatics
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: http://www.personal.psu.edu/rav137/preprints.htm
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sociocultural Theory and L2 Instructional Pragmatics
Reviewer of: The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context (LL Issue 21.1747)
Academic Paper Abstract: Morphosyntactic and Phonological Constraints on Negative Particle Variation in French-Language Chat Discourse
Variable omission of ne in real-time French chat: A corpus-driven comparison of educational and non-educational contexts
Learner Versus Nonlearner Patterns of Stylistic Variation in Synchronous Computer-Mediated French
Second-person pronoun use in French language discussion fora
Use and variation of French diacritics on an Internet dating site



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