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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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Leonard Bloomfield Book Award 2009

Date Submitted: 20-Jan-2009
From: Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre CUHK
Subject: Leonard Bloomfield Book Award 2009
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Notice: Dear all,

The Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre (CBRC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce that The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language Contact, by Virginia Yip and Stephen Matthews (Cambridge University Press, 2007) has received the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award 2009 from the Linguistic Society America. The citation of the LSA committee and the award acceptance speech by the authors are posted at:


With greetings from Hong Kong and best wishes for the Year of the Ox!

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
Chinese University of Hong Kong