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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: Caroline  R. Wiltshire
Institution: University of Florida
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Homepage: http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/wiltshir/
State and/or Country: FL
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Phonetics, Dravidian Languages
Language Family(ies): Dravidian
Selected Publications: (to appear; 2005) “The “Indian English” of L1 Tibeto-Burman speakers” English World-Wide

2003, with Russell Moon, “Phonetic Stress in Indian English vs. American English”, World Englishes 22.3, 291-303.

2003. with Gary K. Baker, “An OT Treatment of Palatal Fortition in Argentinian Spanish”, in Romance linguistics: Theory and Acquisition, eds. Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux and Yves Roberge, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 33-48.

2003, “Beyond Codas: Word and Phrase Final Alignment”, The Syllable in Optimality Theory, R. Van der Vijver and C. Fery, eds., Cambridge University Press, pp. 254-268.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Romance Syntax, Semantics and L2 Acquisition: Selected papers from the 30th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Gainesville, Florida, February 2000
 Romance Phonology and Variation
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Romance Phonology and Variation
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Phonology, Issues in Phonology, Sounds of Human Language, Introduction to Graduate Research
Dissertation Abstract: Syllabification and Rule Application in Harmonic Phonology
Dissertation Director * of: An Autonomous System for Quantifying the Perceptual Use of Acoustic Speech Cues: Voicing in intervocalic /t~d/ in French
(Thomas Sawallis, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: An Analysis of Prosodic Systems in the Classroom Discourse of Native Speaker and Nonnative Speaker Teaching Assistants
(Lucy Pickering, Author)

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