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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: Paul  Kerswill
Institution: Lancaster University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Reading Working Papers in Linguistics 5 (2001)
 Dialect Change
 Dialect Change
 English Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Dialect Change
Dissertation Director * of: Vocal Expression of Emotions in Non-Laboratory Speech
(Richard Stibbard, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Dialect Contact in Tunisian Arabic: Sociolinguistic and Structural Aspects
Academic Paper Abstract: Contact is not enough: A response to Trudgill
Reversing “drift”: Innovation and diffusion in the London diphthong system

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