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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: Sara  Finley
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
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Homepage: http://mind.cog.jhu.edu/grad-students/finley
State and/or Country: MD
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Specialty: vowel harmony
Selected Publications: Towards a substantively biased theory of learning.
Morpheme correspondence and vowel harmony in Korean.
Height-based restrictions on vowel harmony in Mayak
Exceptions in vowel harmony are local
Courses Taught: World of Language (TA)
Phonology 1 (TA)
Structure of English (TA)
Cognition (TA)
Language and Thought (TA)
Psycholinguistics (TA)
Language, Society and Culture (TA)
Dissertation Abstract: Formal and Cognitive Restrictions on Vowel Harmony
Reviewer of: The Representation and Processing of Compound Words (LL Issue 19.3674)



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