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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: Jenny  Cheshire
Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Sociolinguistics Reader Volume 1: Multilingualism and Variation
 The Sociolinguistics Reader Volume 2: Gender and Discourse
 Social Dialectology
 Variation in an English Dialect
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Social Dialectology
Dissertation Director * of: Linguistic Politeness in British English and Thai: A Comparative analysis of three expressive speech acts
(Songthama Intachakra, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Still a gender-biased language?
Was/were variation: A perspective from London

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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