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Name: Barbara  Elena  Loester
Institution: University of Winchester
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Specialty: minority languages
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: 'A comparison of the language situations of Scots and Bavarian', Scottish Language 28 (2009); 89-101
'Scotland and Bavaria: Regional afficilation and linguistic identity in 'peripheral' communities', in Ciepiela, K. (ed.)(2011) Identity Through a Language Lens. Peter Lang; 63-72.
'A sociolinguistic perspective on identity and language attitudes in two minority communities', in Omar, A.H. and Norahim, N. (eds) (2015) Linguistic Identities: Their Existence and Identity Within Larger Communities. (in press)
Courses Taught: Understanding Language 1: Morphology and Syntax,
Introduction to Sociolinguistics,
Language & Identity,
Research Methods,
Language Death and Revival,
English on the Periphery? - Social and Regional Variation in the British Isles

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