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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: Annika  Hämäläinen
Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://lands.let.ru.nl/staff/annika.php
State and/or Country: Italy   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Specialty: Automatic Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Finnish
Academic Paper Abstract: Common variance in amplitude envelope perception tasks and their impact on phoneme duration perception and reading and spelling in Finnish children with reading disabilities



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