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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: Minna  K. Nevala
Institution: University of Helsinki
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State and/or Country: NA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800)
 Social Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English
 Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (HEL-LEX 3)
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800)
 The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800)
Dissertation Abstract: Address in Early English Correspondence: Its forms and socio-pragmatic functions
Academic Paper Abstract: A bit of this and a bit of that: on social identification in Early and Late Modern English letters

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