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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: Adam  Baker
Institution: Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan
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Homepage: http://apil.arizona.edu/baker/
State and/or Country: AZ
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Writing Systems
Dissertation Abstract: A Biomechanical Model of the Human Tongue for Understanding Speech Production and other Lingual Behaviors
Academic Paper Abstract: Variability in American English s-retraction suggests a solution to the actuation problem
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