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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: Suzanne  Evans Wagner
Institution: Michigan State University
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Homepage: http://www.msu.edu/~wagnersu
State and/or Country: MI
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: 2011. (with Gillian Sankoff). Age grading in the Montréal French future tense. Language Variation and Change.
2008. Linguistic Change and Stabilization in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.
2007. 'We act like girls and we don't act like men': the use of the male-associated variable (ay0) in South Philadelphia. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 13.1. Proceedings of PLC 30. pp. 393-406.
2007. When /iyC/ and /eyC/ sound the same. Simon Fraser University Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 1., Proceedings of NWLC 22.
2006. Age grading in retrograde movement: The inflected future in Montreal French. (With Gillian Sankoff). Penn Working Papers in Linguistics vol. 12.2, Selected Papers from NWAV 34. pp. 203-216.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Papers from NWAV 33
Courses Taught: LIN 471 Sociolinguistics
LIN 871 Advanced Sociolinguistics
LIN 401 Introduction to Linguistics
IAH 231c Roles of Language in Society
LIN 225 Language and Gender
Dissertation Abstract: Linguistic Change and Stabilization in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
Academic Paper Abstract: Age grading in the Montréal French inflected future
Real-time evidence for age grad(ing) in late adolescence
“We act like girls and we don't act like men”: Ethnicity and local language change in a Philadelphia high school



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