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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: Nadezhda (Nadya)  N Modyanova
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Homepage: http://web.mit.edu/nnm/www
State and/or Country: MA
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Russian
Dissertation Abstract: Semantic and Pragmatic Language Development in Typical Acquisition, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Williams Syndrome with Reference to Developmental Neurogenetics of the latter
Academic Paper Abstract: Comprehension of reflexive and personal pronouns in children with autism: A syntactic or pragmatic deficit?



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