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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: Pierre-Yves  Oudeyer
Institution: Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.csl.sony.fr/~py
State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Phonetics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Computational models of the origins of language
Selected Publications: Oudeyer, P-Y. (2006) Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech, Studies in the Evolution of Language, Oxford University Press. (Translation by James R. Hurford)

Oudeyer, P-Y. (2005) The Self-Organization of Speech Sounds, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 233(3), pp. 435--449,

Oudeyer, P-Y. (2005) The self-organization of combinatoriality and phonotactics in vocalization systems, Connection Science, 17(3-4), pp. 325--341

Oudeyer, P-Y (2005) How phonological structures can be culturally selected for learnability, Adaptive Behavior, 13(4), pp. 269--280
Announced on LINGUIST :  Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech
Academic Paper Abstract: The Self-Organization of Speech Sounds
The Self-Organization of Combinatoriality and Phonotactics in Vocalization Systems
How Phonological Structures can be Culturally Selected for Learnability
Discovering Communication
Self-Organization in the Evolution of Speech



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