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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: Dylan  Herrick (IPA: ˡdɪlɪn ˡhɛɹɪk)
Institution: University of Oklahoma
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State and/or Country: OK
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Phonetics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Comanche
Japanese
Spanish
Language Family(ies): Romance
Selected Publications: 2008. “An acoustic description of Central Catalan vowels based on real and nonsense word data.” Catalan Review: International Journal of Catalan Culture, Volume XXI. 231-256.

2007. “Eastern Catalan vowel reduction is characterized by raising – not centralization.” Studies in Language Sciences 6. Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. 227-241.

2006. “Mid vowels and schwa in Eastern Catalan: five non-Barcelona dialects.” In Jean-Pierre Montreuil (Ed.), New perspectives on Romance Linguistics. The Netherlands: John Benjamins. 113-126.

2005. “Examining perceptual distance in phonological vowel reduction.” In Yukio Otsu (Ed.), The Proceedings of the Sixth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Tokyo: Hitsuji Shobo. 117-137.

2005. “Catalan vowel reduction and Dispersion Theory.” Phonological Studies 8. Journal of the Phonological Society of Japan. 131-138.

2003. “Cupeño and the case of ANCHOR-R.” Philologia 35 (Mie University). 23-46.

2002. “Catalan Phonology – Cluster simplification and nasal place assimilation.” In Joaquin Camps and Caroline Wiltshire (Eds.), Romance Phonology and Variation: Selected papers from the 30th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. The Netherlands: John Benjamins. 69-84.

1999. “Catalan Cluster Simplification and Nasal Place Assimilation.” In Adam Ussishkin, Dylan Herrick, Kazutaka Kurisu, and Nathan Sanders (Eds.), Phonology at Santa Cruz, Vol. 6, [PASC 6]. University of California, Santa Cruz. 25-37.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Phonology at Santa Cruz, Volume 6
Courses Taught: Phonology
Phonetics
Field Phonetics
History of English
Introduction to Linguistics
The 20 Minute Talk
Introduction to English Linguistics
Basic English Courses
English Communication
Intermediate English Composition
Introductory Japanese
Dissertation Abstract: An Acoustic Analysis of Phonological Vowel Reduction in Six Varieties of Catalan



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