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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: Dennis  R. Preston
Institution: Oklahoma State University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.msu.edu/~preston/
State and/or Country: MI
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology
 Folk Linguistics
 Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Variation
 American Dialect Research. Celebrating the 100th Anniv. of the ADS
 Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology
 Folk Linguistics
 Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages
 A Reader in Sociophonetics
 A Reader in Sociophonetics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology
Dissertation Director * of: The Southern Vowel Shift:Linguistic and Social Factors
(Valerie Fridland, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Lexical Variation in Discourse: Socio-racial terms and identity in an Afromexican community
(Chege Githiora, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Dialect Contact and Identity: A case study of exogamous Sui clans
(James N. Stanford, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Quechua and Spanish Language Contact: Influence on the Quechua phonological system
(Michael Pasquale, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Ethnicity and Sound Change: Mexican American accommodation to the Northern Cities Shift in Lansing, Michigan
(Rebecca Roeder, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: "Good-by, You or!?" - A study of linguistic patterns in American and Chinese leave-taking after dinner
(Li Qing Kinnison, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Dennis R. Preston (ed.), Needed research in American dialects.

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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