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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: Armin  Schwegler
Institution: University of California, Irvine
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State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Phonolgy, history of spanish language, Pidgin and Creole Languages
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected papers from the 27th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL XXVII), Irvine, 20-22 February, 1997.
 Creoles, Contact, and Language Change
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Creoles, Contact, and Language Change
Dissertation Director * of: Calunga, an Afro-Brazilian Speech of the Triângulo Mineiro: Its grammar and history
(Steven Byrd, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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