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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: Mary  S. Erbaugh
Institution: University of Oregon
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Homepage: http://www.pearstories.org
State and/or Country: OR
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Selected Publications: Difficult characters: Studies in Chinese and Japanese writing. Columbus, OH: Foreign Language Publications, Ohio State University. 2002.

'Southern Chinese dialects as a medium for political reconciliation'. Language in Society. 1995. 24:1,79-94.

'The acquisition of Mandarin' in Dan I. Slobin, ed. The cross-linguistic study of language acquisition, Vol. 3. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. 1992. 373-455.
Courses Taught: psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism
Dissertation Abstract: Coming to Order: Natural selection and the origin of syntax in the Mandarin speaking Child (China)

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