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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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Title: Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind
Written By: Dani Byrd
Toben Mintz
URL: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405157992.html
Description:

Written in a lively style, Discovering Speech, Words, and Mind applies a
scientific approach to the study of various aspects of speech, using everyday
examples to introduce the beginning student to the world of language and
cognition.

* An accessible introduction to the fundamentals of speech production,
speech perception, word-formation, language acquisition and speech
disorders

* Considers how the informational content of the speech signal relates to
phonological units - connecting the three areas of speech, words, and mind

* Focuses on speech production and recognition at the word-level and below,
and includes sign languages

* Written in a highly accessible style for students with no background in
linguistics or psychology

* Packed with numerous student-friendly features, including engaging
examples, illustrations, and sidebars for further discussion; further online
exercises and data also available at www.discoveringspeech.wiley.com

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405157984
ISBN-13: 9781405157988
Pages: 320
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ISBN: 1405157992
ISBN-13: 9781405157995
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 34.95