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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: Isabelle  R. Ra
Institution: St Patrick's College
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Ireland   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Study Abroad Context
Courses Taught: Teaching Methodology
Second Language Acquisition
Reviewer of: Syntax/Language Acquisition: PĂ©rez-Leroux & Roberge (2003) (LL Issue 15.298)
Romance Ling: Auger, Clements & Vance (2004) (LL Issue 16.1665)
Socioling/Psycholing: Coates (2004) (LL Issue 17.115)
Historical Romance Linguistics (LL Issue 18.1253)
EUROSLA Yearbook 2009 (LL Issue 21.3387)
Academic Paper Abstract: The L2 Acquisition of a Phonological Variable: the case of /l/ deletion in French

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