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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: Jeff  Mielke
Institution: University of Ottawa
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Emergence of Distinctive Features
Dissertation Director * of: Gradient and Categorical Consonant Cluster Simplification in Persian: An ultrasound and acoustic study
(Reza Falahati, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: The Emergence of Distinctive Features
Academic Paper Abstract: Ambivalence and ambiguity in laterals and nasals
The phonetic status of the (inter)dental approximant
Variability in American English s-retraction suggests a solution to the actuation problem

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