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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: Charles  B. Chang (IPA: tʃʰɑɹɫz d̥ʑ̥àŋ)
Institution: Rice University
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Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/cbchang/
State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Cross-Linguistic Speech Perception; Speech Production; Bilingualism
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: First Language Phonetic Drift During Second Language Acquisition
Academic Paper Abstract: Tense Consonants in Korean Revisited: A Crosslinguistic Perceptual Study
Tone Production in Whispered Mandarin
A Tale of Five Fricatives: Consonantal contrast in heritage speakers of Mandarin
The Phonetic Space of Phonological Categories in Heritage Speakers of Mandarin
Variation in Palatal Production in Buenos Aires Spanish
Convergence and Divergence in Language Obsolescence
A Web-Accessible Dictionary of Southeastern Pomo
English Loanword Adaptation in Burmese
Learning to Produce a Multidimensional Laryngeal Contrast
Short-Term Phonetic Drift in an L2 Immersion Environment
The Status of Voicing and Aspiration as Cues to Korean Laryngeal Contrast
The Acoustics of Korean Fricatives Revisited
Perspectives on the Korean Laryngeal Contrast from Cross-Linguistic Perceptual Similarity
On Activation and Suppression in the Dual-Route Model of Reading: Bass the Fish or Bass the Guitar?

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