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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: Kathleen  O'Brien Ramirez
Institution: Université de Poitiers
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Homepage: http://univ-poitiers.academia.edu/KathleenOBrienRamirez
State and/or Country: France   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Specialty: Multilingual Literacy
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: O'Brien de Ramirez, K. (2008). Silent, Oral, L1, L2 French and English Reading through Eye Movements and Miscues. University of Arizona, SLAT. Publishied doctoral dissertation: ProQuest.
Courses Taught: Second Language Acquisition
Writing Across the Curriculum
Language Revitalization (Apache)

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