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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: Michael  Clyne
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Pluricentric Languages in An Immigrant Context
 Undoing and Redoing Corpus Planning
 Dynamics of Language Contact
 Tiles in a Multilingual Mosaic
 Language and Human Relations
 Language and Human Relations
Dissertation Director * of: Issues in Family Language Planning and Transmission
(Brigitte Lambert, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Languages in Contact: Vietnamese-English code-switching in Melbourne
(Tuc Ho-Dac, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Germanic standardizations: Past to present. Edited by Ana Deumert and Wim Vandenbussche. (Impact: Studies in language and society, 18.) Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2003. Pp. vi, 480. Hardcover. $138.00.

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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