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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: Jonathan  Roy Stammers (IPA: dʒɔnəθɘn stæməz)
Institution: Bangor University
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Lexical Borrowing / Codeswitching
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Petit lexique mancagne—français: suivi d'un index français—mancagne (2004)
Polysemous Adjectives in English Dictionaries (2008), Lexis 1:85-111
The Integration of English-origin verbs in Welsh (Submitted) PhD Thesis
Dissertation Abstract: The Integration of English-Origin Verbs in Welsh
Academic Paper Abstract: On the Integration of English-Origin Verbs in Welsh Speech
Unbalanced, Idle, Canonical and Particular: Polysemous adjectives in English dictionaries
What is the “Nonce Borrowing Hypothesis” anyway?
Testing the nonce borrowing hypothesis: Counter-evidence from English-origin verbs in Welsh

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