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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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Laboratorio de Fonetica
Program Homepage: http://www.udec.cl/~heperez/fonetica/
Institution: Universidad de ConcepciĆ³n
Address: Casilla 160-C, correo 3
City: Concepcion
Zip/Postal Code: unknown
Country: Chile
Contact Person: Hernan Emilio Perez , Dr.

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Phone: +56-41-20.72.73
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): English
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The general objective of this academic unit is the research and teaching in the fields of descriptive, perceptual and applied phonetics. Highly qualified personnel and leading technologies are available at the laboratory. Since 1992 the academic staff have been constantly working towards the achievement of specific objectives concerning the description of standard speech and the development of techniques to teach Spanish to both native and foreign speakers.
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