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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: J.  Kevin Varden (IPA: ʤeɪkɛvn̩vɑɹdn̩)
Institution: Meiji Gakuin University
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Homepage: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~varden/
State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Specialty: Phonology/Phonetics Interface
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications: On High Vowel Devoicing in Standard Modern Japanese.
Acoustic Correlates of Devoiced Japanese Vowels: Velar context.
Visualizing English Speech Reductions Using WASP.
cogPrime: An Interactive Database.
On Features.
Courses Taught: Special Seminar in Phonetics
Laboratory Phonology seminar
American dialects seminar
Introductory Phonetics
Introductory Phonology
Linguistic History of Japan
Introduction to American Culture
CALL Reading
Dissertation Abstract: On High Vowel Devoicing in Standard Modern Japanese: Implications for modern phonological theory
Reviewer of: Laboratory Phonology 10 (LL Issue 23.2088)
Exploring English Phonetics (LL Issue 24.3465)

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