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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: Jeffrey  N. Heinz
Institution: University of Delaware
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Homepage: http://www.ling.udel.edu/people/jeffrey-heinz
State and/or Country: DE
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Phonology
Typology
Subject Language(s): Kwara'ae
Dissertation Abstract: Inductive Learning of Phonotactic Patterns
Dissertation Director * of: Crosslinguistic Perception of Pitch in Language and Music
(Evan Bradley, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Morphophonology and Morphosyntax of Kerinci Word-Shape Alternations
(Timothy Mckinnon, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Understanding Nasality
(Karthik Durvasula, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: On the role of locality in learning stress patterns
Modeling the contribution of phonotactic cues to the problem of word segmentation
Neutral vowels in sound-symbolic vowel harmony in Korean



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