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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: Terttu  Nevalainen
Institution: University of Helsinki
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Placing Middle English in Context
 Historical Sociolinguistics
 An Introduction to Early Modern English
 Types of Variation
 An Introduction to Early Modern English
 Letter Writing
 The Dynamics of Linguistic Variation
 The Oxford Handbook of the History of English
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Historical Sociolinguistics
 An Introduction to Early Modern English
 The Dynamics of Linguistic Variation
 The Oxford Handbook of the History of English
Dissertation Director * of: Address in Early English Correspondence: Its forms and socio-pragmatic functions
(Minna Nevala, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: LOVEscapes: Changes in prototypical senses and cognitive metaphors since 1500
(Heli Tissari, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Social Variation in Intensifier Use: Constraint on -ly adverbialization in the past?
The diffusion of language change in real time: Progressive and conservative individuals and the time depth of change

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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