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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: Ian  Maddieson
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/lingdept/Current/people/facpages/maddieson.html
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Specialty: African & South-East Languages
Selected Publications: ''Syllable structure and phonetic models.''

''Gestural economy''
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Sounds of the World's Languages
 Patterns of Sounds
Dissertation Director * of: Trills, Taps and Stops in Contrast and Variation
(Susan Inouye, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Phonetics and Phonology of San Martín Itunyoso Trique
(Christian DiCanio, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Patternings of Vocalic Sequences in the World's Languages
(Kathy Sands, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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