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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: Jill  N. Beckman
Institution: University of Iowa
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Homepage: http://www.uiowa.edu/~linguist/faculty/beckman/
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Fyam
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics, Volume 18: Papers in Optimality Theory
 Proceedings of NELS 25: Volume 1: Papers from the Main Session; Volume 2: Papers from the Workshops on Language Acquisition and Language Change
 Positional Faithfulness: An Optimality Theoretic Treatment of Phonological Asymmetries
Academic Paper Abstract: German fricatives: Coda devoicing or positional faithfulness?
Empirical evidence for laryngeal features: Aspirating vs. true voice languages



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