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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: Aleksandra  Zaba
Institution: Universit├Ąt Hamburg
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Homepage: http://www.hum.utah.edu/linguistics/?module=facultyDetails&personId=859&orgId=301
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Phonological harmony
Selected Publications: In progress. On the relation between frequency and learnability of phonological harmony directionalities.
Courses Taught: - Introduction to Linguistics
- ESL Writing and ESL Linguistics (Adults)
Dissertation Abstract: Relative Frequency of Patterns and Learnability: The case of phonological harmony

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