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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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Full Title: International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2013

Short Title: ICPP 2013
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Start Date: 25-Jan-2013 - 27-Jan-2013
Contact: Haruo Kubozono
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/phonology/InternationalConference/icpp_2013/home/
Meeting Description: The International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2013 (ICPP 2013) will be held in Tokyo on January 25-27, 2013. This three-day conference is supported principally by National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL), featuring the following three main topics:

(a) Rendaku and voicing
(b) Sokuon, or geminate consonants (obstruents)
(c) Accent and tone

Invited Speakers:

Yukari Hirata (Colgate University)
Larry Hyman (UC Berkeley)
Junko Itô and Armin Mester (UC Santa Cruz)
Ray Iwata (Kanazawa University)
Anders Löfqvist (Haskins Laboratories)
Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
and more
Linguistic Subfield: Phonetics; Phonology
LL Issue: 23.2776

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