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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: Douglas  Pulleyblank
Institution: University of British Columbia
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Homepage: http://www.arts.ubc.ca/ling/pblk/
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Wakashan
Dissertation Director * of: The Prosodic System of the Dakelh (Carrier) Language
(Suzanne Gessner, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Postvelar Harmony: An examination of its bases and crosslinguistic variation
(Kimary Shahin, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: A note on tonal markedness in Yoruba
Low Vowels and Transparency in Kinande Vowel Harmony
Articulatory mapping of Yoruba vowels: an ultrasound study

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