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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: Bent  Preisler
Institution: Roskilde University
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Homepage: http://sally.ruc.dk/site/research/preisler_bent(4056)/
State and/or Country: Denmark   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: English as a foreign and international language; language and gender; language policy
Selected Publications: Linguistic Sex Roles in Conversation: Social Variation in the Expression of Tentativeness in English. Berlin, New York, etc.: Mouton de Gruyter (Contributions to the Sociology of Language 45, ed. by Joshua Fishman), 1986.

A Handbook of English Grammar on Functional Principle.Aarhus Univ. Press, 1992 (reprinted 1997).

'Empirical findings and interpretation in language and gender research.' In Nordlyd (Tromsø University Working Papers on Language and Linguistics), No. 23, Proceedings of the 2nd Nordic Conference on Language and Linguistics, edited by Broch, Ingvild, Tove Bull and Toril Swan, 1995: 71-84.

'Standard English in the World.' In Multilingua 14/4 (1995) 341-362.

'Deconstructing 'feminist linguistics.' In Journal of Sociolinguistics 2/2 (1998) 281-295.

'Functions and forms of English in a European EFL country.' In Bex, Tony, and Richard Watts (eds.) Standard English: The Widening Debate. London: Routledge , 1999.

Danskerne og det engelske sprog. Frederiksberg: Roskilde Univ. Press, 1999.

Englisch von Oben und von Unten: Sprachwandel und kulturelle Identität in Dänemark. In Watts, Richard J., and Heather Murray (eds.) Die fünfte Landessprache? Englisch in der Schweiz. Bern: vdf Hochschulverlag AG, 2001, 35-51.

English in Danish and the Danes’ English. Contribution to Kristiansen, Tore, og Normann Jørgensen (eds.) “The Sociolinguistics of Denmark and Danish.” Special issue of The International Journal of the Sociology of Language 159 (2003) 109-126
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