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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: Jennifer  Smith
Institution: University of Glasgow
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Academic Paper Abstract: No taming the vernacular! Insights from the relatives in northern Britain
No momentary fancy! The zero 'complementizer' in English dialects
Universal and dialect-specific pathways of acquisition: Caregivers, children, and t/d deletion
Grammaticalization at an early stage: future be going to in conservative British dialects

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