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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: Gerhard  Leitner
Institution: Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.philologie.fu-berlin.de/~leitner/leitner.html
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Australia's Many Voices
 Australia's Many Voices
 Australia's Many Voices
 Language in Australia and New Zealand
 The Habitat of Australia's Aboriginal Languages
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Australia's Many Voices
 Australia's Many Voices
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics: Wolf (2001) (LL Issue 12.2297)
Language Change in English Newspaper Editorial (LL Issue 14.174)
Corpus Linguistics: Westin (2002) (LL Issue 14.256)
Sociolinguistics: Phillipson (2003) (LL Issue 14.2624)
Historical Ling/Socioling: Gordon et al. (2004) (LL Issue 15.3398)
Lexicography: Ramson (2004) (LL Issue 16.1498)

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