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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: Kate  Burridge
Institution: Monash University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/linguistics/publications/Burridge.html
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German, Pennsylvania
English, Middle
English, Old
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Syntactic Change in Germanic
 Introducing English Grammar
 Historical Linguistics 2001
 Blooming English
 A Handbook of Varieties of English
 Weeds in the Garden of Words
 Forbidden Words
 Varieties of English
 Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus
 Introducing English Grammar, Second Edition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Historical Linguistics 2001
 A Handbook of Varieties of English
 Introducing English Grammar
 Blooming English
 Weeds in the Garden of Words
Reviewer of: Historical Linguistics: Roger, ed. (1999) (LL Issue 12.257)
Academic Paper Abstract: Linguistic cleanliness is next to godliness: taboo and purism

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