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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: Mary  Grantham O'Brien
Institution: University of Calgary
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Homepage: http://gsea.ucalgary.ca/profiles/mary-grantham-o-brien
State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): German
Selected Publications: Longitudinal Development of Second Language German Vowels
Teaching Pronunciation and Intonation with Computer Technology
Pronunciation Matters
Proceedings of the 8th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2006): The Banff Conference
Announced on LINGUIST :  Proceedings of the 8th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2006)
Courses Taught: language and upper-level grammar courses
Structure of German (Intro. to German Linguistics)
Language pedagogy courses
German phonetics and phonology
Acquisition of German (as a first language)
Dissertation Director * of: Simultaneous and Sequential Bilinguals in a German Bilingual Program
(Roswita Dressler, Author)
Reviewer of: German: A Linguistic Introduction (LL Issue 21.1524)
Academic Paper Abstract: Cross-linguistic differences in prosodic cues to syntactic disambiguation in German and English

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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