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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: Alexis  Michaud (IPA: alɛksimiʃo)
Institution: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
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Homepage: http://www.mica.edu.vn/perso/Alexis-Michaud/
State and/or Country: Viet Nam   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Naxi
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Selected Publications: see http://cnrs.academia.edu/AlexisMichaud/
Courses Taught: Functional phonetics
Dissertation Abstract: A comparison of the prosody of tone languages (Naxi and Vietnamese) with the prosody of English

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