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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: Catherine  T. Best
Institution: University of Western Sydney
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Laboratory Phonology 8
Dissertation Director * of: The Role of L2 Vocabulary Expansion in the Perception and Production of Australian English Vowels by Adult Native Speakers of Japanese
(Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Vocabulary size matters: The assimilation of second-language Australian English vowels to first-language Japanese vowel categories
Second language learners' vocabulary expansion is associated with improved second language vowel intelligibility

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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