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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: Joan  C. Beal
Institution: University of Sheffield
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language
 English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century
 English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century
 English in Modern Times
 Language and Region
 Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora
 Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora Volume 1
 Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora Volume 2
 Perspectives on Prescriptivism
 The English Language
 An Introduction to Regional Englishes
 The English Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  An Introduction to Regional Englishes
 English in Modern Times
 Language and Region
 English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics: Edwards, ed. (1998) (LL Issue 12.1742)
Language Description: Fisiak & Trudgill, eds. (2001) (LL Issue 12.3151)
Academic Paper Abstract: The grocer's apostrophe: popular prescriptivism in the 21st century
‘All the Lads and Lasses’: lexical variation in Tyne and Wear

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