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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: Chandan  Narayan
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
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Homepage: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~cnarayan
State and/or Country: PA
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Speech perception, developmental speech perception, acoustic phonetics
Subject Language(s): Pilipino
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan Eastern Zone
Indo-Aryan Southern Zone
Dravidian
Dissertation Abstract: Acoustic-Perceptual Salience and Developmental Speech Perception



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