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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: Alejandro  Cuza
Institution: Purdue University
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Homepage: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~acuza/
State and/or Country: IN
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, L1 Attrition
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Courses Taught: Second Language Acquisition
Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
The morphosyntax of Spanish
Theories of second language acquisition
Academic Paper Abstract: Clitic placement in Spanish–English bilingual children
THE ROLE OF SEMANTIC TRANSFER IN CLITIC DROP AMONG SIMULTANEOUS AND SEQUENTIAL CHINESE-SPANISH BILINGUALS



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