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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: Douglas  C. Walker
Institution: University of Calgary
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Homepage: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dcwalker
State and/or Country: BC
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: French phonology and morphology, Old French, Canadian French
Subject Language(s): French
Language Family(ies): Romance
Selected Publications: An Introduction to Old French Morphophonology. Montreal: Didier Canada, 1981.
Dictionnaire inverse de l'ancien frangais. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1982.
The Pronunciation of Canadian French. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1984.
French Sound Structure, University of Calgary Press, 2001.
'Schwa and /œ/ in French', Canadian Journal of Linguistics 38.1 (1993), 43-64.
'Patterns of analogy in the Canadian French verb system', Journal of French Language Studies 5 (1995), 85-107.
'The new stability of unstable-e in French', Journal of French Language Studies 6 (1996), 211-229.
Announced on LINGUIST :  French Sound Structure
Courses Taught: Phonologie française
Le français dans le monde
The Romance Languages
The French language in Canada

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