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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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Title: Language Change
Written By: Adrian Beard
Series Title: Intertext
Description:

Language Change examines the way external factors have influenced and are influencing language change, focusing on how changing social contexts are reflected in language use

Language Change:
*explores the attitudes, values and assumptions that shape the way we use language
*looks at how language change operates within different genres, such as problem pages, sports reports and recipes
*provides lively examples from everyday communication, including letters, emails, postcards and text messages
*includes a unit on how new words are formed and features a full glossary.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0415320550
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Pages: 112
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