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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: Bonnie  Swierzbin
Institution: Hamline University
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State and/or Country: MN
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Specialty: ESL; TESOL; /L/English Grammar Pedagogy
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Exploring Learner Language (2009) Oxford University Press
Announced on LINGUIST :  Social and Cognitive Factors in Second Language Acquisition: Selected Proceedings of the 1999 Second Language Research Forum
Courses Taught: Basics of Modern English
Second Language Acquisition



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