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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: Apiluck  Tumtavitikul
Institution: Kasetsart University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://pirun.ku.ac.th/~fhumalt
State and/or Country: Thailand   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Thai
Language Family(ies): Tai-Kadai
Selected Publications: 1. Classifiers in Thai Sign Language
2. Syllables and Words in Thai Sign Language
3. Interesting Acoustic and Laryngeal Correlates in Thai Poetic Reding.
4. Thai Poetry:A Metrical Analysis.
5.The Metrical Structure of Thai in a Non-Linear Perspective.
6. The Mid Central Vowel Schewa in Thai
7. Tonal Movements in Thai.
Courses Taught: Articulatory Phonetics
English Phonetics
Academic Paper Abstract: Classifiers in Thai Sign Language
Syllables and Words in Thai Sign Language

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