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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: Matthew  J. Gordon
Institution: University of Missouri
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State and/or Country: MO
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: Labov: A Guide for the Perplexed

Sociolinguistics: Method and Interpretation (with Lesley Milroy).

Small-town values, big-city vowels: a study of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan
Announced on LINGUIST :  Labov
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Labov
Courses Taught: History of English
Structure of American English
Dialects of American English
Phonology
Reviewer of: Language and Space -- An International Handbook of Linguistic Variation (LL Issue 22.2882)
The Initiation of Sound Change (LL Issue 24.1473)



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