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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  Jessen
Institution: Kriminaltechnisches Institut des Bundeskriminalamtes Wiesbaden
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Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Phonetics and Phonology of Tense and Lax Obstruents in German
 Phonetische und Linguistische Prinzipien des Forensischen Stimmenvergleichs
Dissertation Abstract: Phonetics and Phonology of the Tense and Lax Obstruents in German
Academic Paper Abstract: German fricatives: Coda devoicing or positional faithfulness?
Empirical evidence for laryngeal features: Aspirating vs. true voice languages



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