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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: Scott  R. Jackson (IPA: skat dʒæksən)
Institution: University of Maryland
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State and/or Country: MD
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
Specialty: The structure and processing of prosody (esp. using eye-tracking and ERP methods)
Selected Publications: 'Information, Truth, Structure, and Sound'
'The Prosody-Scope Relation in Hungarian'
'Separating similar effects of conjunction and intonation in the resolution of lexical ambiguity'
'The phonetic signs of categorical variation in Korean stop phonology'
Courses Taught: Introduction to the Study of Language
Academic Paper Abstract: Linguistic Correlates of Second Language Proficiency

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