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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: Alexandra  N. Lenz
Institution: Universität Wien
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Homepage: http://germanistik.univie.ac.at/personen/lenz-alexandra-n/
State and/or Country: Austria   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): German
Selected Publications: Lenz, Alexandra N. (2010): Emergence of Varieties through Restructuring and Reevaluation. In: Auer, Peter / Schmidt, Jürgen Erich (eds.): Language and Space. An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation. Volume 1: Theories and Methods. De Gruyter Mouton, 295-315.
Lenz, Alexandra N./MATTHEIER, Klaus J. (eds.) (2005)] Varietäten – Theorie und Empirie. Frankfurt/Main [u. a.]: Peter Lang (VarioLingua 23).

Lenz, Alexandra N. (2003): Struktur und Dynamik des Substandards. Eine Studie zum West-mitteldeutschen (Wittlich /Eifel). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner (Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik des Deutschen. Beihefte. 125).

Lenz, Alexandra N. (2009): On the Perspectivization of a Recipient Role - Crosslinguistic Results from a Speech Production Experiment on GET passives in German, Dutch and Luxembourgish. In. Fryd, Marc (ed.): The passive in Germanic Languages. Groninger Arbeiten zur germanistischen Linguistik (GAGL), vol. 49, 125-144. [http://gagl.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/root/2009-49/2009-49-06/]

Lenz, Alexandra N. [2007]:Zur Grammatikalisierung von 'geben' im Deutschen und Lëtzebuergeschen. In: Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik (ZGL), 35.1/2, 52–82.

Lenz, Alexandra N. (2004): Hyperforms and Variety Barriers. In: Gunnarsson, Britt-Louise [u. a.] (Hg.): Language Variation in Europe. Papers from the Second International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE 2, Uppsala University, Sweden, June 12–14, 2003. Uppsala: Universitetstryckeriet, 281–294.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Vom ›kriegen‹ und ›bekommen‹ [On “kriegen” and “bekommen”]
Courses Taught: Variationist Linguistics;
Language Change;
Historical Linguistics;
Introduction to Linguistics;
Tonal Accents;
Dissertation Abstract: Struktur und Dynamik des Substandards. Eine Studie zum Westmitteldeutschen (Wittlich/Eifel).

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