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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: James N.  Stanford
Institution: Dartmouth College
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Homepage: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~linguist/faculty/stanford.html
State and/or Country: NH
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Sui
Language Family(ies): Tai-Kadai
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages
Dissertation Abstract: Dialect Contact and Identity: A case study of exogamous Sui clans
Academic Paper Abstract: A sociotonetic analysis of Sui dialect contact
“Eating the food of our place”: Sociolinguistic loyalties in multidialectal Sui villages
One size fits all? Dialectometry in a small clan-based indigenous society
Revisiting transmission and diffusion: An agent-based model of vowel chain shifts across large communities



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