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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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Program Name:

MA Varieties of English
Program Homepage: http://www.essex.ac.uk/coursefinder/CourseDetails.aspx?course=MA++Q11712
Institution: University of Essex
Address: Department of Language and Linguistics
City: Colchester
Zip/Postal Code: CO4 3SQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Graduate Administrator
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Phone: +44 (0)1206 872199
Linguistic Subfield(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: This course provides students with a solid grounding in the structural variation that exists in the English speaking world, the historical origins of that variation and the social context in which that variation exists. Students also have the opportunity to engage in their own research on accent and dialect variation in English.
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