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Name: Alex  Tiapkin
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://at.from.lv
State and/or Country: NA
Latvia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Phonetics
Translation
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
German
Russian
Selected Publications: The first book ever on mathematical phonetics (meta-phonetics), s. the personal website
Courses Taught: Traditional Phonetics
Mathematical Phonetics (Meta-Phonetics)
Applied Phonetics
General Linguistics
Translation



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