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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: Tracy  Alan Hall
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Studies on the Phonological Word
 Phonology of Coronals
 Studies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation
 Distinctive Feature Theory
 Paradigms in Phonological Theory
 Phonologie [Phonology]
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Distinctive Feature Theory
 Paradigms in Phonological Theory
Dissertation Director * of: The Phonetics and Phonology of Retroflexes
(Silke Hamann, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Plasticity of Phonological Categories
(Mark VanDam, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Palatalization in Polish: An interaction of articulatory and perceptual factors
(Malgorzata Cavar, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Caroline F‚ry and Ruben van de Vijver (eds.), The syllable in Optimality Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. ix+415.
The Phonetic Motivation for Phonological Stop Assibilation
Paradigm Uniformity Effects in German Phonology
Liquid Dissimilation in Bavarian German
The Representation of Affricates in Cimbrian German

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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