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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: Joseph  C Salmons (IPA: sæɫmənz)
Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison
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Homepage: http://joseph-salmons.net
State and/or Country: Gambia   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: 2012. A History of German: What the past reveals about today’s language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2010. Segmental phonological change. The Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics, ed. by Vit Bubenik & Silvia Luraghi, 89-105. London & New York: Continuum.

Joseph Salmons & Thomas Purnell. 2010. Language Contact and the development of American English. The Handbook of Language Contact, ed. by Raymond Hickey. Oxford: Blackwell, 454-477.

Thomas Purnell, Eric Raimy & Joseph Salmons. 2009. Defining dialect, perceiving dialect and new dialect formation: Sarah Palin’s speech. Journal of English Linguistics 37.331-355.

Ewa Jacewicz, Robert Allen Fox & Joseph Salmons. 2009. Articulation rate across dialect, gender and age. Language Variation & Change 21.233-256.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Nostratic: Sifting the Evidence
 Germanic Linguistics. Syntactic and Diachronic
 Historical Linguistics 2005
 A History of German
Courses Taught: Historical Linguistics, History of German
Dissertation Director * of: Lenition in Germanic: Prosodic templates in sound change
(David Holsinger, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Accent Type and Language Change in Germanic and Baltic Finnic
(Andrea Menz, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Menominee Prosodic Structure
(Marianne Milligan, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: The Conundrum of Old Norse Umlaut: Sound Change versus Crisis Analogy
Domains and Directionality in the Evolution of German Final Fortition
Cross-generational vowel change in American English
Articulation Rate Across Dialect, Age, and Gender
A Tale of Three Cities: Urban-Rural Asymmetries in Language Shift?
Paradigm Resolution in the Life Cycle of Norse Umlaut

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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