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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: Daniel  Hirst (IPA: /'dænjɫ 'hɜ:st/)
Institution: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
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Homepage: http://www.lpl.univ-aix.fr/~hirst
State and/or Country: NA
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 1977 Intonative Features (Mouton, The Hague)
1984 La forme sonore du Langage (Hermann, Paris)
1998 Intonation Systems. A Survey of Twenty Languages (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Intonation Systems
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Intonation Systems
Academic Paper Abstract: Sample articles from Le Maître Phonétique

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