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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: Nigel  Armstrong
Institution: University of Leeds
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken French. A Comparative Approach.
 Translation, Linguistics, Culture
 Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary French
 Social and Linguistic Change in European French
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken French. A Comparative Approach.
Dissertation Director * of: Phonological Variation in Contemporary Standard French: A tale of two cities
(Zoë Boughton, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Coveney, Aidan, Hintze, Marie-Anne and Sanders, Carol (eds), Variation et francophonie. Mélanges édités en hommage à Gertrud Aub-Buscher. Collection ‘Sémantiques’. Paris: Editions l'Harmattan, 2004, 371 pp. 2 7475 6804 0

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