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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: Natalie  Operstein
Institution: California State University, Fullerton
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Genetic Classification
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Romance
Slavic Subgroup
Latin Subgroup
Selected Publications: N. Operstein. Consonant Structure and Prevocalization. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 312. John Benjamins, 2010.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Consonant Structure and Prevocalization
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Consonant Structure and Prevocalization
Courses Taught: Historical Linguistics, Phonological Analysis, Lexicography, General Linguistics, Languages of the World, Spanish Phonology, Hispanic Dialectology
Reviewer of: Linguistic Complexity (LL Issue 23.5022)

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