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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  Steele
Institution: University of Toronto
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~jsteele/
State and/or Country: ON
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition of Phonology
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 2003. H. Goad, L. White & J. Steele. Missing Inflection in L2 Acquisition: Defective Syntax or L1-constrained Prosodic Representation? Canadian Journal of Linguistics 48(3/4): 243-263.

2002. J. Steele & J. Auger. A constraint-based analysis of intraspeaker variation: Vocalic epenthesis in Vimeu Picard. In T. Satterfield, C. Tortora & D. Cresti (eds.), Current Issues in Romance Languages. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 317-335.

2000. J. Auger & J. Steele. Vowel epenthesis in Vimeu Picard: A preliminary investigation. In Selected Papers from New Ways to Analyze Variation (NWAVE) 27. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 6(2): 1-15.

1997. Les études de performance de L2 en grammaire générative: Implications pour l’enseignement. Revue Frontenac 13: 89-103.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology
 Selected Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America
Courses Taught: Acquisition of French, Linguistic Theory and Second Language Acquisition, Orthoepy, Structure of Modern French
Dissertation Abstract: Representation and Phonological Licensing in the L2 Acquisition of Prosodic Structure
Reviewer of: Phonology: Féry & van de Vijver (2003) (LL Issue 15.3072)
Academic Paper Abstract: Integrating articulatory constraints into models of second language phonological acquisition

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