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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: Christian  Waldmann
Institution: Umeå University
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State and/or Country: US
Sweden   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Swedish
Dissertation Abstract: Input och output. Ordföljd i svenska barns huvudsatser och bisatser/Input and Output: Word order in Swedish children's main and embedded clauses
Academic Paper Abstract: Moving in small steps towards verb second: A case study
Object Shift in spoken Mainland Scandinavian: A corpus study of Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish



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