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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: LouAnn  Gerken
Institution: University of Arizona
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Homepage: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~gerken/
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Dissertation Director * of: An Integrated Acoustic and Phonological Investigation of Weak Syllable Omissions
(Allyson Carter, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Input-Based Phonological Acquisition
(Tania Zamuner, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Nature of Syntactic Gender Processing in Spanish: An ERP study
(Polly O'Rourke, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Processing and Acquisition of Two English Contours
(Erin Ament, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: From Perception to Production: Generalizing phonotactic probabilities in language acquisition
(Peter Richtsmeier, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Acquisition of Speech Sound Categories on the Basis of Distributional Information
(Jessica Maye, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Infant sensitivity to distributional information can affect phonetic discrimination
Infants can use distributional cues to form syntactic categories
Contributions of phonetic token variability and word-type frequency to phonological representations
The role of morphophonological regularity in young Spanish-speaking children's production of gendered noun phrases

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