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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: Warren  Maguire
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Academic Paper Abstract: The past, present, and future of English dialects: Quantifying convergence, divergence, and dynamic equilibrium
Pre-R Dentalisation in Northern England
T-to-R and the Northern Subject Rule: questionnaire-based spatial, social and structural linguistics
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