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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: Walt  Wolfram
Institution: North Carolina State University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Dialects in Schools and Communities
 The Development of African American English
 American English
 American Voices
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Dialects in Schools and Communities
 The Development of African American English
 American English
 American Voices
Dissertation Director * of: Past and Present Be in Southern Ethnolinguistic Boundaries
(Kirk Hazen, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Dynamic Construction of Race, Class, and Gender through Linguistic Practice among Women in a Black Appalachian Community
(Christine Mallinson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Speech Rate, Pause, and Linguistic Variation: An examination through the Sociolinguistic Archive and Analysis Project
(Tyler Kendall, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Dialect accommodation in a bi-ethnic mountain enclave community: More evidence on the development of African American English

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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