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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: Nancy  Beth Orr
Institution: Science Foundation for Public Policy
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State and/or Country: MA
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Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems
Specialty: Inventor of the OrrPad multi-lingual electronic keypad where the writing systems of the world's languages are organized using linguistic properties as the common organizing principle.
Selected Publications: (1) 'fMRI Monitor of Acquisition of Motor Skill on the Language-Tool Axis'

(2) 'In Vivo Test Protocol of the Efficacy of Memory Enchancing Pharmaceuticals during the Acquisition of Typing Motor-skill.'



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