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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: William  Labov
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~labov/home.html
State and/or Country: PA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Principles of Linguistic Change: Volume 1: Internal Factors
 Principles of Linguistic Change Volume II
 The Atlas of North American English
 The Social Stratification of English in New York City
 Principles of Linguistic Change
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Atlas of North American English
Dissertation Director * of: Pronunciation Modeling in Speech Synthesis
(Corey Miller, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Effect of Geographic Mobility on the Retention of a Local Dialect
(David Bowie, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Stability and Change Along a Dialect Boundary: The low vowels of Southeastern New England
(Daniel Johnson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Socioeconomic Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Polish
(Lukasz Abramowicz, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Language Shift and the Speech Community: Sociolinguistic change in a Garifuna community in Belize
(Maya Ravindranath, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Social and Linguistic Predictors of the Outcomes of Borrowing in the Speech Community of Montréal
(Michael Friesner, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Sociolinguistic Study of the Regional French of Normandy
(Damien Hall, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Dialect Boundaries and Phonological Change in Upstate New York
(Aaron Dinkin, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Linguistic Change and Stabilization in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
(Suzanne Wagner, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Penelope Eckert, Linguistic variation as social practice.
What is a reading error?
The effect of outliers on the perception of sound change

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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