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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: Susan  C. Bobb
Institution: Universität Göttingen
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State and/or Country: US
Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: The processing and comprehension of wh-questions among L2 German speakers.

Language selection in bilingual speech: Evidence for inhibitory processes.

The role of language cues in constraining cross-language activity.

Language selectivity is the exception, not the rule: Arguments against a fixed locus of language selection in bilingual speech.
Courses Taught: Language Acquisition
Cognitive Psychology
TESOL
Dissertation Abstract: Morphology in Bilingual Language Processing: The role of second language proficiency in acquiring grammatical gender
Reviewer of: The Acquisition of German (LL Issue 23.1819)
Academic Paper Abstract: Language selectivity is the exception, not the rule: Arguments against a fixed locus of language selection in bilingual speech
The processing and comprehension of wh-questions among second language speakers of German



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