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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: RenĂ©e  Blake
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State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): Caribbean
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Sociolinguistic Variation
Dissertation Director * of: A Sociolinguistic Study of Phonetic Variation and Change on the Island of Martha's Vineyard
(Meredith Josey, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: National Discord: Language, sexuality and the politics of belonging in Israel
(Erez Levon, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: "Speak English or what?" Codeswitching and interpreter use in New York small claims court
(Philipp Angermeyer, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Second generation West Indian Americans and English in New York City

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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