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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: Janet  F Werker
Institution: University of British Columbia
Dissertation Director * of: Articulatory Characteristics of English /l/ in Speech Development
(Sunyoung Oh, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Acoustic-Perceptual Salience and Developmental Speech Perception
(Chandan Narayan, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Infant sensitivity to distributional information can affect phonetic discrimination
The development of phonetic representation in bilingual and monolingual infants
Now you hear it, now you don't: Vowel devoicing in Japanese infant-directed speech
The development of associative word learning in monolingual and bilingual infants
Learning non-adjacent regularities at age 0 ; 7

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