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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: Dirk  A. Elzinga (IPA: dɹ̩k ɛlzɪ́ŋɡə)
Institution: Brigham Young University
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State and/or Country: UT
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Shoshoni
Language Family(ies): Northern Uto-Aztecan
Selected Publications: Gemination and Preaspiration in Central Numic. 2005. IJAL
English Adjective Comparison and Analogy. 2006. Lingua.
Courses Taught: Introduction to the English Language
Phonology and Morphology
English Phonetics and Phonology
Field Methods in Linguistics
Reviewer of: Artificial Lang/Typology: Libert (2002) (LL Issue 16.3461)

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