"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
We are pleased to announce the Meertens Institute Workshop on Metaphony to be held in an informal setting at the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, on Thursday 20 June 2013. We invite discussions on any topic related to metaphony, preferably on the challenges that metaphony poses for phonological theory. More empirically-oriented work presenting new data is also welcomed.