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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: Emily  Nava
Institution: Rosetta Stone
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State and/or Country: VA
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Prosody /L//L/Rhythm /L//L/Second Language Acquisition /L//L/Phonetics /L//L/Dynamic Systems Theory /L//L/Complex Systems
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: 2011. Modeling second language prosody acquisition:
A dynamic systems theory approach. In Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 35).

2011. Encoding discourse-based meaning: Prosody vs. syntax. Implications for Second Language Acquisition. Lingua 121, 4, 652-669.

2010. Deconstructing the Nuclear Stress Algorithm: Evidence from Second Language Speech. The Sound patterns of Syntax, eds. N. Erteschik-Shir & L. Rochman. Oxford University Press.

2009. Order of Acquisition of Prosodic Prominence Patterns: Evidence from L1Spanish/L2English Speech. In Proceedings of the 3rd Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2008). Somerville MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

2008. Prosodic Transfer in L2 Speech: Evidence from Phrasal Prominence and Rhythm. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2008, ed. Plinio Barbosa, Sandra Madureira and Cesar Reis. Campinas, Brazil.

Prosody in L2 Acquisition. In Proceedings of the 9th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 2007), ed. Roumyana Slabakova et al., 155-164. Somerville MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

2007. Word Order in Bilingual Spanish: Convergence and Intonation Strategy. In Selected Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, ed. Jonathan Holmquist and Augusto Lorenzino Somerville MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Courses Taught: Spanish 120
Spanish 220

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