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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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Query Subject:   Call for Participation
Author:   Ania Kubisz
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Dear Participant,

I am a PhD student at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York. I am researching processes present in the English accents.

Please keep reading if you're a native speaker of British English.

Language studies are exciting and they’re fun. My study is an innovative piece of research looking at accents from a different perspective as it involves perception of speech.

Your help and participation in the study is vital to the success of the project because it will help understand process and changes occurring in the English language.

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LL Issue: 25.152
Date posted: 10-Jan-2014


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