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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: Seetha  Jayaraman (IPA: si:ta dzajara:man)
Institution: Dhofar University
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State and/or Country: Salalah,
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Specialty: Linguistics and Phonetics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: 1.A Note on Negative Markers in Tamil
2.The Swara syllable /ma/ in Music and Speech.
3.A study Fundamental Frequency in Tamil disyllabic words.
4. Role of Spelling in Speech and Music
5. Acquisition of Pronunciation of Consonant Clusters by Arabic Speakers of English as a Second Language
6. Phonetic Environment and F1/F2 frequencies of Oral Vowels in French
7. Duration and Geminate Consonants in Tamil
8. Railway English - A Sociolinguistic Study.
9. Pronunciation Problems in Language Learning - A Study at the Phonetic Level in Monolingual Vs Multilingual Situations.
10.An Acoustic Phonetic Analysis of Railway Announcements in English
11.Articulating speech sounds - Challenges in the Foundation Program of ESL
Courses Taught: English as a Second Language
French as a Foreign Language
Elements of Linguistics
Fundamentals of Phonetics
Articulatory Phonetics
Acoustic Phonetics
Reviewer of: Sociophonetics (LL Issue 22.2127)
Ta(l)king English Phonetics Across Frontiers (LL Issue 22.4139)
History of Linguistics 2008 (LL Issue 23.848)
Tones and Features (LL Issue 23.2378)
Vowels and Consonants (LL Issue 23.4556)
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis (LL Issue 24.3145)

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