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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: Sociolinguistic Variation
Written By: Jennifer Renee Arnold
Renée Blake
Brad Davidson
Scott A Schwenter
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This volume presents a collection of recent work in the area of sociolinguistics. This selection of papers represents the latest research in the field, offering papers that present and analyze new data and papers that synthesize known theories and analyze old data in order to arrive at a fresh look at how social and linguistic behavior interact. The papers in this volume are culled from those presented at "New Ways of Analyzing Variation" at Stanford University, October 1994, and extend the area traditionally covered by variation studies to include work on discourse analysis, style and register, codeswitching, and other related topics.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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