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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: Alexandra  D'Arcy
Institution: University of Victoria
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Homepage: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/faculty/adarcy.htm
State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Language Variation and Change
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Proceedings of Methods XIV
Courses Taught: Language Variation and Change
Labovian Variationist Sociolinguistics
Topics in Sociolinguistics
Language and Society
Historical and Comparative Linguistics
Issues in Grammaticalization
Dissertation Director * of: A Sociophonetic Ethnography of Selwyn Girls' High
(Katie Drager, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Like: Syntax and Development
Academic Paper Abstract: The development of linguistic constraints: Phonological innovations
Frequency and variation in the community grammar: Tracking a new change through the generations
Social work and linguistic systems: Marking possession in Canadian English
Prestige, accommodation, and the legacy of relative 'who'
The Diachrony of Quotation: Evidence from New Zealand English
Asymmetrical trajectories: The past and present of –body/–one

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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