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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: Shana  Poplack
Institution: University of Ottawa
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Variation Theory
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  African American English in the Diaspora
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  African American English in the Diaspora
Dissertation Director * of: The Social and Linguistic Predictors of the Outcomes of Borrowing in the Speech Community of Montréal
(Michael Friesner, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Message from the Past: Past temporal reference in early African American letters
(Gerard Van Herk, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: A real-time window on 19th-century vernacular French: The Récits du français québécois d'autrefois
Phrase-final prepositions in Quebec French: An empirical study of contact, code-switching and resistance to convergence
Myths and Facts about Loanword Development

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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