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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: Sameer ud Dowla  Khan (IPA: [səˈmiɹʊdoʊlə kʰɑn] or [ˈsamiɹud̪ːowla kʰan)
Institution: Reed College
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State and/or Country: RI
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Bengali
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics (UCLA, Pitzer College), Introduction to Phonetics (Cornell University), Graduate Phonetics I (Cornell University), Introduction to Phonological Theory (Brown University), Acoustic and Descriptive Phonetics (Brown University), Intonational Phonology (Brown University).
Academic Paper Abstract: Bengali (Bangladeshi Standard)
Contrastive breathiness across consonants and vowels: A comparative study of Gujarati and White Hmong
Upper Saxon (Chemnitz dialect)

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