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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: Elinor  Saiegh-Haddad
Institution: Bar-Ilan University
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Academic Paper Abstract: The impact of phonemic and lexical distance on the phonological analysis of words and pseudowords in a diglossic context
Linguistic constraints on children's ability to isolate phonemes in Arabic
Early literacy in Arabic: An intervention study among Israeli Palestinian kindergartners
The Linguistic Affiliation Constraint and phoneme recognition in diglossic Arabic



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