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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: Felecia  Ann Lucht
Institution: Wayne State University
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State and/or Country: MI
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: language contact, German-American Studies
Subject Language(s): German
Selected Publications: Accepted. Felecia A. Lucht, Ben Frey and Joseph Salmons. 'Town and Country: Language Shift in Urban and Rural Southeast Wisconsin.' Journal of Germanic Linguistics.
2007. Dissertation: Language Variation in a German-American Community: A Diachronic Study of the Spectrum of Language Use in Lebanon, Wisconsin (unpublished)
2006. Joseph Salmons & Felecia A. Lucht. Standard German in Texas. Studies in Contact Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert, Eds. Linda Thornburg & Janet Fuller. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 165-186.
Courses Taught: German 4600 (Fall 2012: history of the German language)
LGL 5860/7860 (foreign language testing)
LGL 5850/7850 (foreign language instruction)
LGL 5750 (Fall 2012: theories of second language acquisition)
German 1010 (first-semester)
German 1020 (second-semester)
German 2020 (fourth-semester)
Coordinator, Basic German Language Sequence
Reviewer of: Sprachkontakt und Mehrsprachigkeit als Herausforderung für Soziolinguistik und Systemlinguistik (LL Issue 23.5018)
Academic Paper Abstract: A Tale of Three Cities: Urban-Rural Asymmetries in Language Shift?

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