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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: Manuel  Díaz-Campos
Institution: Indiana University
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
 The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics
 Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
 Introducción a la sociolingüística hispánica
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Acquisition of Phonological Structure and Sociolinguistic Variables: A quantitative analysis of Spanish consonant weakening in Venezuelan children's speech
Dissertation Director * of: Perception of foreign accent in Spanish by native and nonnative listeners: Investigating the role of VOT and speech rate
(Elena Schoonmaker-Gates, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Focalizing ser ('to be') in Colombian Spanish
(Dunia Mendez Vallejo, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: A Creole origin for Barlovento Spanish? A linguistic and sociohistorical inquiry

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