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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: Steven  Gillis
Institution: University of Antwerp
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Selected Publications: (2004). 'The onset of babbling and the audiological outcome in cochlear implantation between 5 and 20 months of age'. Otology and Neurotology.

(2004). 'De uitspraak van het possessivum mijn in spontaan Standaardnederlands'. In J. De Caluwe & G. De Schutter & M. Devos & J. Van Keymeulen (Eds.), Taeldeman, man van de taal, schatbewaarder van de taal

(2004). 'Using rule induction techniques to model pronunciation variation in Dutch'. Computer Speech and Language.

(2004). 'Implantation precoce et/ou bilatrale'. Rééducation Orthophonique.

(2004). 'The influence of the labeller’s regional background on phonetic transcriptions: Implications for the evaluation of spoken language resources'. In M. Lino & M. Xavier & F. Ferreira & R. Costa & R. Silva (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation.

(2003). 'Hebben Nederlandstalige kinderen een voorkeur voor trochaïsche productievormen? Een onderzoek naar truncaties in vroege kindertaal'. Nederlandse Taalkunde.

(2003). 'Vowel reduction in spontaneous spoken Dutch', Proceedings of the ISCA & IEEE Workshop on spontaneous speech processing and recognition.

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Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of Dutch
Academic Paper Abstract: Notes on Ingram's whole-word measures for phonological development
Is epenthesis a means to optimize feet? A reanalysis of the CLPF database
Fillers as signs of distributional learning
How to measure the onset of babbling reliably?
The relation between order of acquisition, segmental frequency and function: the case of word-initial consonants in Dutch

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