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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: Judith  Ishigami
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Boston
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State and/or Country: MA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications: Using Optical Topography in experiments on "noticing" and grammar (2004)

Constructing a profiling procedure based on Processability Theory for placement testing (2005)

Native speaker reaction to speech style use by American learners of Japanese (under revision; invited for resubmission).
Courses Taught: Second Language Acquisition
Language and Culture
Language Assessment and Testing
Japanese as a Foreign Language
English as a Foreign Language



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