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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: Lynn  Clark
Institution: Lancaster University
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Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/lynnclarkling/Home
State and/or Country: New Zealand   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: sociophonetics
Dissertation Abstract: Variation, Change and the Usage-Based Approach
Academic Paper Abstract: Re-examining Vocalic Variation in Scottish English: A Cognitive Grammar approach
Exploring the role of token frequency in phonological change: evidence from TH-Fronting in east-central Scotland
Testing claims of a usage-based phonology with Liverpool English t-to-r
How salient is the nurse~square merger?
Introduction: what are mergers and can they be reversed?



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