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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: Paul  Smolensky
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Learnability in Optimality Theory
 Optimality Theory
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Learnability in Optimality Theory
 Learnability in Optimality Theory
Dissertation Director * of: Patterns in Sound, Patterns in Mind: Phonological regularities in speech production
(Matthew Goldrick, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Atoms of Phonological Representation: Gestures, coordination, and perceptual features in consonant cluster phonotactics
(Lisa Davidson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Formal and Cognitive Restrictions on Vowel Harmony
(Sara Finley, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Sound Structure Representation, Repair and Well-formedness: Grammar in spoken language production
(Adam Buchwald, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Structures and Strings: A constraint-based approach to linearizing dependency structures
(Virginia Savova, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Grammar, Uncertainty and Sentence Processing
(John Hale, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Listeners' Knowledge of Phonological Universals: Evidence from nasal clusters

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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