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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: Ludovica  Serratrice
Institution: University of Manchester
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Homepage: http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/staff/ludovicaserratrice
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Italian
Selected Publications: Joseph, K., Serratrice, L., & Conti-Ramsden, G. (2002). A comparative study of copula and auxiliary be in pre-school children with Specific Language Impairment and younger unaffected controls. First Language.
Serratrice, L. (2001). The emergence of verbal morphology and the lead-lag pattern issue in bilingual acquisition. In J. Cenoz & F. Genesee (Eds.), Trends in bilingual language acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Serratrice, L. (2002). Overt subjects in English: evidence for the marking of person in one English-Italian bilingual child. Journal of Child Language, 29, 1-29.
Serratrice, L., Joseph, K., & Conti-Ramsden, G. (2003). The acquisition of past tense in preschool children with specific language impairment and unaffected controls: regular and irregular forms. Linguistics, 41(2), 321-349.
Serratrice, L., & Sorace, A. (2003). Overt and null subjects in monolingual and bilingual Italian acquisition. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 2, 739-750.
Courses Taught: Child Language Development
Clinical Linguistics
Bilingualism and Language Impairment
Academic Paper Abstract: The role of discourse pragmatics in the acquisition of subjects in Italian
Cross-linguistic influence in the interpretation of anaphoric and cataphoric pronouns in English–Italian bilingual children
Tense over time: testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model as an account of the pattern of tense-marking provision in early child English
Bilingual children's sensitivity to specificity and genericity: Evidence from metalinguistic awareness
Children do not overcome lexical biases where adults do: the role of the referential scene in garden-path recovery
Pronominal Objects in English–Italian and Spanish–Italian Bilingual Children

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