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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: Maximo  Rafael Salaberry
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
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State and/or Country: TX
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: 2004. Impresiones. (with Cathy Barrette, Marisol Fernandez-Garcia and Phillip Elliott). New Jersey: Pearson-Prentice Hall.
2003 Studies in Spanish Second Language Acquisition: State of the Science. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. (Co-edited with Barbara Lafford, Arizona State University).
2000. The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanish. Series: Studies in Bilingualism. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins.
2002. Tense-Aspect Morphology in L2 Acquisition, (Co-edited with Yas Shirai, Cornell University). Series: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins.
2003 The selection of L2 Spanish past tense endings in texts with different distributions of lexical aspectual classes. Hispania
2002 What gets processed in processing instruction? A commentary on Bill VanPatten's 'Update.' Language Learning. (with R. DeKeyser, P. Robinson & M. Harrington)
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanish
 The L2 Acquisition of Tense–Aspect Morphology
 Tense and Aspect in Romance Languages
 The Art of Teaching Spanish
 Marking Past Tense in Second Language Acquisition
 Language Allegiances and Bilingualism in the US
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Development of Past Tense Morphology in L2 Spanish
 The L2 Acquisition of Tense–Aspect Morphology
Courses Taught: Second language acquisition
The L2 acquisition of tense and aspect
Sociolinguistics of Spanish
Teaching Methodology
The evolution of Spanish
Academic Paper Abstract: Assessing the effect of lexical aspect and grounding on the acquisition of L2 Spanish past tense morphology among L1 English speakers

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