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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: Gillian  Sankoff
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
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Homepage: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~gillian/home.html
State and/or Country: PA
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Dissertation Director * of: Language Contact and Language Change in the Faetar Speech community
(Naomi Nagy, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Variable Liaison in Parisian French
(Christine Moisset, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Constraints on Structural Borrowing in a Multilingual Contact Situation
(Tara Sanchez, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Language Shift and the Speech Community: Sociolinguistic change in a Garifuna community in Belize
(Maya Ravindranath, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Linguistic Change and Stabilization in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
(Suzanne Wagner, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Social and Linguistic Predictors of the Outcomes of Borrowing in the Speech Community of Montréal
(Michael Friesner, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Sociolinguistic Study of the Regional French of Normandy
(Damien Hall, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Melanesian Perspective on Mechanisms of Language Maintenance and Shift: Case studies from Papua New Guinea
(Martha Landweer, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Age grading in the Montréal French inflected future

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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