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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: Sali  A Tagliamonte
Institution: University of Toronto
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  African American English in the Diaspora
 Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation
 Variationist Sociolinguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  African American English in the Diaspora
 Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation
 Variationist Sociolinguistics
Dissertation Director * of: Like: Syntax and Development
(Alexandra D'Arcy, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: No taming the vernacular! Insights from the relatives in northern Britain
New perspectives on an ol' variable: (t,d) in British
No momentary fancy! The zero 'complementizer' in English dialects
Frequency and variation in the community grammar: Tracking a new change through the generations
How'd you get that accent?: Acquiring a second dialect of the same language
So Different and Pretty Cool! Recycling intensifiers in Toronto, Canada
Social work and linguistic systems: Marking possession in Canadian English
Prestige, accommodation, and the legacy of relative 'who'
Models, forests, and trees of York English: Was/were variation as a case study for statistical practice
Asymmetrical trajectories: The past and present of –body/–one
Grammaticalization at an early stage: future be going to in conservative British dialects

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