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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: Isabelle  Racine (IPA: izabelrasin)
Institution: University of Geneva
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Homepage: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/elcf/contact/Pageenseignants/Racine.html
State and/or Country: Genève
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: Racine, I. (2008). Les effets de l'effacement du schwa sur la perception et la production de la parole en français" (http://www.unige.ch/cyberdocuments/theses2008/RacineI/meta.html)

Andreassen, H., Maître, R., Racine, I. (à paraître). La Suisse. Dans S. Detey, J. Durand, B. Laks et C. Lyche (eds). Les variétés du français parlé dans l’espace francophone : ressources pour l’enseignement. Paris: Ophrys.

Racine, I., Detey, S., Zay, F., Kawaguchi, Y. (2009). Le projet «Interphonologie du français contemporain» : réflexions méthodologiques et premières données d’apprenants hispanophones et japonophones. Colloque AFLS, Université de Neuchâtel, 3-5 septembre 2009.

Racine, I., Bühler, N., Andreassen, H. N., Bürki, A. (2009). Le projet « Phonologie du français contemporain » : une première analyse du point d’enquête de Neuchâtel. Colloque AFLS, Université de Neuchâtel, 3-5 septembre 2009.
Courses Taught: French Phonetics and Phonology
French Pronunciation
French Grammar
Written French
Academic Paper Abstract: Le débit lent des Suisses romands: mythe ou réalité?

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