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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: Erik  W Willis
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
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Homepage: http://www.indiana.edu/~spanport/profiles/willis.shtml
State and/or Country: IN
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Dissertation Director * of: Perception of foreign accent in Spanish by native and nonnative listeners: Investigating the role of VOT and speech rate
(Elena Schoonmaker-Gates, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Question Intonation in Manchego Peninsular Spanish
(Nicholas Henriksen, Author)

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