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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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Media: Raleigh, NC, has Nearly Lost its Southern Accent

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Media Body: A longitudinal sociophonetics investigation called the Raleigh Study has confirmed that due to an influx of out-of-state workers the city has lost its Southern drawl, resulting in some interesting sociolinguistic observations.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/08/2806388/raleigh-has-lost-its-drawl-yall.html#storylink=cpy
Issue Number: 24.1615
Date Posted: April 09, 2013

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