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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: Michael  R Woods (IPA: Michael)
Institution: University of New Mexico
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://spanport.unm.edu/people/teaching-assistants.html
State and/or Country: NM
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Sociology of language, language attitudes, maintenance and shift
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: Peer Reviewed

Woods, Michael R. & Susana V. Rivera-Mills. 2012. El tú como “mask”: Voseo and Salvadoran and Honduran Identity in the United States. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 5:1, 191-216.

Woods, Michael R. & Susana V. Rivera-Mills. Transnacionalismo del voseante: salvadoreños y hondureños en los Estados Unidos. Lengua y migración 2:1, 97-112. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, España.



Vergara Wilson, Damian, Mary Hudgens Henderson, & Michael R. Woods. Attitudes towards Heritage Language Maintenance: The impact of course level and preferred identity labels.
Courses Taught: SSL, SHL, Spanish of the SW, Mexican Immigration Experience in the US, Latin@s in Oregon, Advanced Grammar

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