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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: Peter  Trudgill
Institution: Universitet i Agder
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Alternative Histories of the English Language
 Dialectology
 East Anglian English
 The Sociolinguistics Reader Volume 1: Multilingualism and Variation
 The Sociolinguistics Reader Volume 2: Gender and Discourse
 The Handbook of Language Variation and Change
 The Dialects of England
 Alternative Histories of the English Language
 International English
 A Glossary of Sociolinguistics
 New Zealand English
 A Glossary of Sociolinguistics
 New-Dialect Formation
 New-Dialect Formation
 Dialects
 English Accents and Dialects, Fourth Edition
 Sociolinguistics / Soziolinguistik Vol 2
 New-Dialect Formation
 Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
 Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
 The Lesser-Known Varieties of English
 Investigations in Sociohistorical Linguistics
 Investigations in Sociohistorical Linguistics
 English Accents and Dialects: An Introduction to Social and Regional Varieties of English in the British Isles, Fifth Edition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Dialects
 English Accents and Dialects, Fourth Edition
 Dialectology
 Dialectology
 East Anglian English
 Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
 International English
 Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable
 The Handbook of Language Variation and Change
 New Zealand English
 New-Dialect Formation
 The Handbook of Language Variation and Change
Dissertation Director * of: Reversing Babel: Declining linguistic diversity and the flawed attempts to protect it
(Dave Sayers, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Consequences of Language Contact: Armenian and Maronite Arabic in contact with Cypriot Greek
(Chryso Hadjidemetriou, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: The Segmental Phonology of Nineteenth-century Tristan da Cunha English: convergence and local innovation
Colonial dialect contact in the history of European languages: On the irrelevance of identity to new-dialect formation
On the role of children, and the mechanical view: A rejoinder

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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