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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: Elma  Blom
Institution: Universiteit Utrecht
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Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of Finiteness
 Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research
 Dummy Auxiliaries in First and Second Language Acquisition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research
Dissertation Abstract: From Root Infinitive to Finite Sentence: The acquisition of verbal inflections and auxiliaries
Academic Paper Abstract: The impact of verb form, sentence position, home language, and second language proficiency on subject–verb agreement in child second language Dutch



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