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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: Christian  Mair
Institution: Universit├Ąt Freiburg
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Politics of English as a World Language.
 Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English
 Twentieth-Century English
 Infinitival Complement Clauses in English
 Twentieth-Century English
 Grammatik und Korpora 2009
 English Linguistics
 Change in Contemporary English
Dissertation Director * of: Intonational Meaning in Cameroon English Discourse: A sociolinguistic perspective
(Yves Talla Sando Ouafeu, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Contractions of English Semi-modals: The emancipating effect of frequency
(David Lorenz, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Morphosyntactic Variation in British English Dialects: Evidence from possession, obligation and past habituality
(Monika Schulz, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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