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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: Heather  Winskel
Institution: Southern Cross University
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Homepage: http://uws.clients.squiz.net/psychology/sop/research/?a=45353
State and/or Country: NSW
Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Writing Systems
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Indonesian
Thai
Courses Taught: Psychology of Language
Cross-cultural Psychology
Academic Paper Abstract: Obligatory grammatical categories and the expression of temporal events
Phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and literacy development in Indonesian beginner readers and spellers
Orthographic and phonological parafoveal processing of consonants, vowels, and tones when reading Thai



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