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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: Martin  R. Gitterman
Institution: City University of New York
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State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications: SELECTED PUBLICATIONS--


Gitterman, M. 2011. Teaching Speech to English Language Learners: A Theoretical and Practical Focus. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Gitterman, M., M. Goral, and L. Obler (Eds.). 2012. Aspects of Multilingual Aphasia. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Articles/Book Chapters

Gitterman, M. and L. Sies. 1992.
Nonbiological determinants of the organization of language in the brain: A comment on Hu, Qiou, and Zhong. Brain and Language 43: 162-165.

Gitterman, M. 1996. Improving the pronunciation of English as a second language (ESL) students. The Speech Communication Teacher 10 (4): 5-6.

Gitterman, M. 1999. The critical period: Some thoughts on Grinshaw et al. (1998). Brain and Language 66: 377-381.

Gitterman, M. 2005. Aphasia in multilingual populations. In M. Ball (Ed.), Clinical Sociolinguistics (pp. 219-229). Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing.

Gitterman, M. 2006. Thoughts on teaching pronunciation . As We Speak 3 (2).

Gitterman, M. 2013. Language varieties: Challenges in educational and clinical settings: In T. Le and Q. Le (Eds.), Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World (pp. 201-212). New York: Nova Science Publishers.


Gitterman, M. 2006. A review of: Garcia, E. 2005. Teaching and Learning in Two Languages: Bilingualism and Schooling in the United States. Language, Society and Culture (19).

Gitterman, M. 2013. A review of: Francis, N. 2012. Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development. The Modern Language Journal 97: 1003-1004.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Aspects of Multilingual Aphasia

Articulatory Phonetics

Introduction to Linguistics


Fundamentals of Oral Communication


Language and Linguistics

Phonetics of American English

Studies in the Neurolinguistics of Bilingualism

Seminar in Educational/Urban Linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: Lexical Access and Language Proficiency of Trilingual Speakers
(Mira Goral, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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