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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: Sunyoung  Oh
Institution: City University of Hong Kong
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Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityu/dpt-acad/chass-ctl.htm
State and/or Country: Hong Kong   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Liquids, Speech Production (articulatory/acoustic), L2/L1/Bilingual Acquisition, Korean, English
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: A motor differentiation model
for liquid substitutions in children’s speech. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, vol. 1. , p.60003(2008).
Liquid acquisition in Korean: a case study of bilingual and monolingual children. Frontiers of Korean language acquisition, 139-161. The Saffron Korean Linguistics Series(2007).
Speech production of English /l/ and /r/ in children. Proceedings of the 9th Western Pacific Acoustics Conference (2006).
Toward universals in the gestural organizations of syllables: A cross-linguistic study of liquids. Journal of Phonetics. 34, 49-72 (2006).
Courses Taught: Introduction to Phonetics, Introduction to Speech Scienses, Introduction to Korean Linguistics, Structure of Korean Language, Language Acquisition
Dissertation Abstract: Articulatory Characteristics of English /l/ in Speech Development

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