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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: RenĂ©  Kager
Institution: Universiteit Utrecht
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Homepage: http://www.let.uu.nl/~Rene.Kager/personal/
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Optimality Theory
 Linguistics in the Netherlands 1998
 Linguistics in the Netherlands 1999
 The Prosody-Morphology Interface
 Constraints in Phonological Acquisition
 Constraints in Phonological Acquisition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Prosody-Morphology Interface
 Constraints in Phonological Acquisition
Academic Paper Abstract: Phonotactics as phonology: knowledge of a complex restriction in Dutch

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