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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: Anne-José  Villeneuve (IPA: anʒoze vɪlnœv)
Institution: University of Toronto
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Homepage: http://individual.utoronto.ca/annejose/
State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): French
Creole, Haitian
Dissertation Abstract: A Sociolinguistic Study of Vimeu French
Academic Paper Abstract: Ne Deletion in Picard and in Regional French: Evidence for distinct grammars
Word-Final Cluster Simplification in Vimeu French: A preliminary analysis
‘chtileu qu'i m'freumereu m'bouque i n'est point coér au monne’: Grammatical variation and diglossia in Picardie



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