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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: Shimon  Edelman
Institution: Cornell University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://kybele.psych.cornell.edu/~edelman
State and/or Country: NY
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Selected Publications: Representation and recognition in vision (MIT Press, 1999)
Computing the Mind: How the Mind Really Works (Oxford, 2008)
Courses Taught: Cognitive psychology
High-level vision
Mind and reality in science fiction
Consciousness and free will
Language learning
etc. (see home page)
Academic Paper Abstract: Unsupervised Learning of Natural Languages
An empirical generative framework for computational modeling of language acquisition



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