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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: Douglas  Biber
Institution: Northern Arizona University
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State and/or Country: AZ
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use
 Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation
 University Language
 Dimensions of Register Variation
 Discourse on the Move
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use
Dissertation Director * of: Patterns of Stance in English
(Kristen Precht, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Grammatical change in the noun phrase: the influence of written language use

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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