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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: Silke  Hamann
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/silke/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Phonology in Perception
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Phonology in Perception
Dissertation Abstract: The Phonetics and Phonology of Retroflexes
Academic Paper Abstract: Retroflex fricatives in Slavic languages
The Phonetic Motivation for Phonological Stop Assibilation
The evolution of auditory dispersion in bidirectional constraint grammars
Language-specific Differences in the Weighting of Perceptual Cues for Labiodentals

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