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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: Rob  Drummond
Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
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Homepage: http://www.robdrummond.co.uk
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Phonetics
Sociolinguistics
Specialty: L2 variation
Dissertation Abstract: Sociolinguistic Variation in a Second Language: The influence of local accent on the pronunciation of non-native English speakers living in Manchester
Academic Paper Abstract: Aspects of identity in a second language: ING variation in the speech of Polish migrants living in Manchester, UK



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