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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: Alexandra  Imrie
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Forensic Linguistics
Selected Publications: With Rosalind Temple, 'A polysystemic view of schwa in the clitic pronouns of French.', in Actes des 5èmes Journées d’Études Linguistiques, 27-28 juin 2007., ed. (Nantes: Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes, 2007), 143-148

'Rhythm as a resource for generating phonetic and phonological coherence in lists' in preparation

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