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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: Robert  A May (IPA: meia)
Institution: University of California, Irvine
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Homepage: http://kleene.ss.uci.edu/~rmay/
State and/or Country: South Wales
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Mayr, R., Howard, S. & Weinert, R. (submitted) On cross-linguistic similarity and category formation in a second language: a critical appraisal of Flege's Speech Learning Model. Applied Linguistics
Announced on LINGUIST :  Logical Form and Linguistic Theory
 De Lingua Belief
Courses Taught: German phonetics and phonology
Introduction to Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: The Perception and Production of German Monophthongs by British Learners of German
Reviewer of: 2nd Lang Acquisition/Psycholing: Dörnyei (2005) (LL Issue 16.3459)
Academic Paper Abstract: What exactly is a front rounded vowel? An acoustic and articulatory investigation of the vowel in South Wales English

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