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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: Juliette  Blevins
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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Homepage: http://alum.mit.edu/www/juliette/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Klamath-Modoc
Language Family(ies): Algic
Selected Publications: 2004. Evolutionary phonology: The emergence of sound patterns, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2004. The mystery of Austronesian final consonant loss. Oceanic Linguistics 43, 179-184.

2004. A reconsideration of Yokuts vowels. International Journal of American Linguistics 70, 33-51.

2004. Klamath Sibilant degemination: Implications of a recent sound change. International Journal of American Linguistics 70, 279-289.

2004. (& A. Garrett) The evolution of metathesis. In Phonetically-based phonology, Bruce Hayes, Robert Kirschner and Donca Steriade (eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Evolutionary Phonology
 Evolutionary Phonology
 Analogy in Grammar
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Evolutionary Phonology
 Analogy in Grammar
 Evolutionary Phonology
Academic Paper Abstract: Typological implications of Kalam predictable vowels

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