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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: Erik  Schleef
Institution: University of Manchester
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader
Academic Paper Abstract: Gender and Academic Discourse: Global restrictions and local possibilities
Labiodental fronting of /θ/ in London and Edinburgh: a cross-dialectal study
Glottal replacement of /t/ in two British capitals: Effects of word frequency and morphological compositionality

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