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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: Meredith  Pugh Josey
Institution: Utica College of Syracuse University
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State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Josey, Meredith. 2004. A sociolinguistic study of phonetic variation and change on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Unpublished Dissertation. New York University.

Blake, Renee and Meredith Josey. 2003. The /ay/ diphthong in a Martha’s Vineyard community: What can we say 40 years after Labov?. Language in Society 32:4.

Josey, Meredith. 1997. A spectrographic study of the /ay/ diphthong in a Martha’s
Vineyard community: What can we say 30 years after Labov?. Manuscript, New York University.

Dissertation Abstract: A Sociolinguistic Study of Phonetic Variation and Change on the Island of Martha's Vineyard

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