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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: April  McMahon
Institution: Cambridge University
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Lexical Phonology and the History of English
 Change, Chance, and Optimality
 An Introduction to English Phonology
 An Introduction to English Phonology
 Language Classification by Numbers
 Linguistic Areas
 The Handbook of English Linguistics
 Lexical Phonology and the History of English
 Evolutionary Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of English Linguistics
 The Handbook of English Linguistics
 Change, Chance, and Optimality
 Lexical Phonology and the History of English
 Lexical Phonology and the History of English
 An Introduction to English Phonology
Dissertation Director * of: Meaning Lists in Lexicostatistical Studies: Evaluation, application, ramifications
(Natalia Slaska, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The History of the Concept of Grammaticalisation
(Therese Lindstrom, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Bruce Tesar and Paul Smolensky, Learnability in Optimality Theory. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. Pp. vii+140.
The past, present, and future of English dialects: Quantifying convergence, divergence, and dynamic equilibrium

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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