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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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Frank Anshen State University of New York at Stony Brook
Damir Cavar Eastern Michigan University
Bridget Copley Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Alice Faber Haskins Laboratories
James L Fidelholtz Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Susan D Fischer Universität Hamburg
Nancy J. Frishberg
Kleanthes K Grohmann University of Cyprus
Anthea Fraser Gupta University of Leeds
Suzette Haden Elgin San Diego State University
Mike Hammond University of Arizona
M J Hardman University of Florida
Peter Hendriks Australian National University
Christian Heyde University of Southern Denmark
Henrik Joergensen Aarhus University
John M. Lawler University of Michigan
Barbara Need University of Chicago
Kay L O'Halloran National University of Singapore
Robert A Papen Université du Québec à Montréal
Elizabeth J Pyatt Pennsylvania State University
Norvin Richards Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Charley Rowe University of Hong Kong
Deborah D.K. Ruuskanen University of Vaasa
Geoffrey Richard Sampson University of South Africa
Steven Schaufele Soochow University
Marilyn N Silva California State University, Hayward
Herbert Frederic Stahlke Ball State University
Alain Thériault Université de Montréal
James Vandenbosch Calvin College
Harry A. Whitaker Northern Michigan University