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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: Sonya  Bird
Institution: University of British Columbia
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Homepage: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/faculty/sbird.htm
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Language Family(ies): Athapaskan
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  WCCFL 18
Dissertation Director * of: The Bi-Level Input Processing Model of First and Second Language Perception
(Izabelle Grenon, Author)
Reviewer of: Morphology: Rice (2000) (LL Issue 12.1127)
Language Description: Mithun (1999) (LL Issue 12.707)
Academic Paper Abstract: Lheidli intervocalic consonants: phonetic and morphological effects

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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