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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: Mitsuhiko  Ota
Institution: University of Edinburgh
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Phonological acquisition
Selected Publications: The development of prosodic structure in early words.
The development of pitch accent systems: An autosegmental analysis.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Development of Prosodic Structure in Early Words
 EUROSLA Yearbook
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  EUROSLA Yearbook
 The Development of Prosodic Structure in Early Words
Courses Taught: Phonology, First language acquisition, Second language acquisition, Developmental phonology
Dissertation Director * of: Exploring the Nature of the Phonological Deficit in Dyslexia: Are phonological representations impaired?
(Catherine Dickie, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Phonological Theory and the Acquisition of Prosodic Structure: Evidence from child Japanese
Academic Paper Abstract: Input frequency and lexical variability in phonological development: a survival analysis of word-initial cluster production
Revisiting the phonological deficit in dyslexia: Are implicit nonorthographic representations impaired?

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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