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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: Donald  Winford
Institution: Ohio State University
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Homepage: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~dwinford
State and/or Country: OH
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Creole English, Guyanese
Sranan Tongo
Selected Publications: Predication in Caribbean English Creole. Creole Language Library Vol. 10, 1993. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 420 pages.

An Introduction to Contact Linguistics. 2003. Oxford: Blackwell. 442 pages.

'Aspects of the Social Differentiation of Language in Trinidad', Caribbean Issues, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1974.

'Teacher Attitudes toward Language Varieties in a Creole Community', International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Vol. 8, 1976, pp. 47-75.

'Phonological Hypercorrection in the Process of Decreolization - the case of Trinidadian English', Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 14, 1978, pp. 277-291.

'Creole' Culture and Language in Trinidad - a Socio-historical Sketch', Caribbean Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, Oct. 1975, pp. 31-56, (Published 1980).

'The Linguistic Variable and Syntactic Variation in Creole Continua', Lingua Vol. 62, 1984, pp. 267-288.

'The Concept of 'Diglossia' in Caribbean Creole Situations', Language in Society, Vol. 14, No. 3, Sept. 1985, pp. 345-356.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Predication in Caribbean English Creoles
 Focus and Grammatical Relations in Creole Languages. Papers from the University of Chicago Conference on Focus and Grammarical Relations in Creole Languages.
 The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creoles Including Selected Papers from the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
 An Introduction to Contact Linguistics
 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Code Switching
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  An Introduction to Contact Linguistics
Courses Taught: Language Change and Development (undergraduate) Language and Culture (undergraduate)
Language and social identity in the US (undergraduate)

Introduction to Linguistics (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Languages in Contact (Graduate/Undergraduate)
Introduction to Sociolinguistics (Graduate/Undergraduate).
Introduction to African American English (Graduate/Undergraduate)
The sociolinguistics of African-American English.

Introduction to Quantitative Sociolinguistics (Graduate)
Introduction to Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (Graduate)
Seminars in quantitative sociolinguistics (Graduate)
Seminars in morphosyntactic variation (Graduate)
Seminars in Contact Linguistics (Graduate)
Seminars on Creole Syntax (Graduate)
Seminars in Pidgin/Creole Linguistics (Graduate)
Academic Paper Abstract: In search of a unified model of language contact

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