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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: John  Baugh
Institution: Stanford University
Homepage: http://www.stanford.edu/~jbaugh/
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice
 African-American English
 Towards a Social Science of Language Volume 2: Social Interaction and Discourse Structures
 Towards a Social Science of Language. Papers in Honor of William Labov. VOLUME 1: VARIATION AND CHANGE IN LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY
Academic Paper Abstract: Walt Wolfram & Erik R. Thomas, The development of African American English



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