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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: Esther  Asprey
Institution: Aston University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: Asprey, E., 2003. 'Language and Identity in the Black Country' In: (eds) Hall, D., T.
Markopoulos, A. Salamoura and S. Skoufaki. Proceedings of the University of Cambridge First
Postgraduate Conference in Language Research, 26th April 2003. Cambridge: Cambridge
Institute of Language Research.

Asprey, E., L. Burbano-Elizondo and K. Wallace, 2006. 'The Survey of Regional English and its
Methodology: Conception, Refinement, and Implementation'. In (eds) Hornero, A. M., J. Luzón
and S. Murillo. Corpus Linguistics: Applications for the study of English. Proceedings of the 12th
Susanne Hübner Seminar, University of Zaragoza, 19th-21st November 2003. Frankfurt am Main:
Peter Lang Verlag.
Announced on LINGUIST :  West Midlands English
Courses Taught: Dialectology
Introduction to Linguistics
Development and Variation in English
Dissertation Abstract: Black Country English and Black Country Identity
Academic Paper Abstract: Investigating Residual Rhoticity in a Non-rhotic Accent
The Sociolinguistic Stratification of a Connected Speech Process: The case of the T to R rule in the Black Country

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