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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: Ian  R. A. Mackay (IPA: məkaɪ)
Institution: University of Ottawa
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State and/or Country: ON
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Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable
Reviewer of: Review of The Oxford Acoustic Phonetic Database on Compact Disk (LL Issue 5.256)
Academic Paper Abstract: Evaluating the effects of chronological age and sentence duration on degree of perceived foreign accent



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