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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: MIchael  A Arbib
Institution: University of Southern California
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.usc.edu/programs/neuroscience/faculty/profile.php?fid=16
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks
 Action to Language via the Mirror Neuron System
 The Emergence of Protolanguage
 Language, Music, and the Brain
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks
Reviewer of: How New Languages Emerge (LL Issue 18.432)
Academic Paper Abstract: William C. Stokoe, Language in hand: why sign came before speech. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2001. Pp. xv+246.
Philip Lieberman, Human language and our reptilian brain: the subcortical bases of speech, syntax, and thought. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2000. Pp. 221.

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