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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: Per Sture  Ureland
Institution: Universit├Ąt Mannheim
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Penetration of Standard Languages in minority areas
Selected Publications: (1990a) "Durchsetzung von Standardsprachen in den Alpen und in Irland - Umrisse eines Forschungsprojekts". In: Nelde, Peter H. (ed.), Confli(c)t. Papers of the Association Belge de la Linguistique Appliquie, Nr. 14, Br|ssel, 193-230.
(1990b) "Multilingualism, Diglossia and Research Methods: Focus on the Alps and Ireland". In: Edmundson, J.A., C. Feagin and P. M|hlhdusler (eds.): Development and Diversity. Linguistic Variation across Time and Space. Arlington: The Summer Institute of Linguistics. 587-617.
(1990c) "Contact linguistics: Research on linguistic areas, strata, and interference in Europe". In: Polomi, Edgar C. (ed.), Research Guide on Language Change. Trends in Linguistics 48. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter: 471-506.
(1991a) "Introduction". In: P.S. Ureland & G. Broderick (eds.), Language Contact in the British Isles. Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Language Contact in Europe, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1988. T|bingen: Niemeyer, 11-61.
"Bilingualism and writing in the Irish Gaeltacht and the Grisons with special reference to Irish and English". In: Ureland & Broderick (eds): 663-694.
(1991c) "Sprachenkampf und Ethnie an der germanisch-romanischen Sprachgrenze in Graub|nden und S|dtirol". In: IVG, Begegnungen mit dem Fremden, Grenzen- Traditionen-Vergleiche. Akten des VIII. Internationalen Germanisten-Kongresses, Tokyo 1990. Bd. 3 Sprachgeschichte, Sprachkontakte im germanischen Raum. M|nchen: Judicium, 177-185.
(1993) "Conflict between Irish and English in the secondary schools of the Connemara Gaeltacht 1986-1988". In: Jahr, Ernst-Hekon (ed.): Language Conflict and Language Planning. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 193-261.
(1994a) "Sprachkonflikt in den b|ndnerromanischen Schulen 1985-1990". In: Separat or da las Annalas da la Societad Retorumantscha. Annada 107/1994: Chur, 187-267.
(1994b) "Sprachkontakt an der germanisch-romanischen sprachgrenze in den Alpen". In: Edlund, Lars-Erik (ed.): Kulturgrdnser - myt eller verklighet? Diabas. Skrifter fren den dialektgeografiska Databasen inom Institutionen fvr Nordiska Sprek vid Umee Universitet: 229-273.
(1995) "Kontaktzonen zwischen Nordgermanisch und Finno-Ugrisch". In: Tijdschrift voor Skandinavistik 16. The Baltic Languages and Cultures in Interaction: 45-79.
(1996a) Ureland, Sture and Clarkson (eds.). Language Contact across the North Atlantic. Proceedings of the Working Groups held at University College, Galway (Ireland), August 29-September 3, 1992 and the University of Gvteborg (Sweden), August 16-21, 1993. T|bingen: Niemeyer.
(1996b) Ureland, P. Sture. "Introduction". In: Ureland and Clarkson (eds.): 1-34.
(1997): "Sprachkarte von Nordeuropa (Skandinavien und Island)". In: Kontaktlinguistik. Ein internationales Handbuch zeitgenvssischer Forschung. ed. by Hans Goebl, Peter Nelde, Zden
k Star} und Wolfgang Wvlk. 2. Halbband, 1981- 1985:1981-1985.
(1998) Ureland, P. Sture and Olga Voronkova. "Language contact and Conflict in Vilnius - A preliminary Report." In: Plurilinguismo 5, pp. 97-125
Announced on LINGUIST :  Scandinavian Language Contacts
Courses Taught: Undergraduate courses in Linguistics, Graduate courses on syntax, morphology, history of linguistics, language contacts in Europe, and lately Eurolinguistics

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