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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: James  L. Fidelholtz (IPA: fIdlhowlts)
Institution: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
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State and/or Country: Puebla
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Specialty: Phonology, Morphology, lexicology
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 1973. Micmac morphophonemics (Ph. D. thesis), 1971. On the indeterminacy of the representation of vowel length, (with E. Wayles Browne) 1974. Oy, oy, oy!, 1975. Word frequency and vowel reduction in English, 1990 (with Rosa Graciela Montes). Variation and markedness in the phonology of a child acquiring Spanish, 1991. On dating the origin of the modern form of language, 1993. Acerca de la acentuacio'n en espan~ol, 1995 [2nd ed. 2006]. Manual de la lectura del ingle's para hispanohablantes, 2004. Los Falsos Cognados entre el Espan~ol y el Ingle's/False Cognates in English and Spanish.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics, Language and Culture, Phonology, Field Methods, Mathematical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Morphology, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, English Pragmatics, Reading in English, others

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