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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: Christos  Pliatsikas
Institution: University of Reading
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Homepage: http://bham.academia.edu/ChristosPliatsikas/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Neurolinguistics
Specialty: Second language processing
Selected Publications: Processing of regular and irregular past tense morphology in highly proficient L2 learners of English: a self-paced reading study. (In press) Applied Psycholinguistics.

Where, when and why brain activation differs for bilinguals and monolinguals during picture naming and reading. (2011) Cerebral Cortex

Processing empty categories in a second language. When naturalistic exposure fills the (intermediate) gap. (submitted)
Courses Taught: Language processing course (3rd year BSc, MSc)
Computerised experimentation course (Eprime course) (MSc/PhD course)
Dissertation Abstract: Grammatical Processing in Second Language Learners of English
Reviewer of: Research in Second Language Processing and Parsing (LL Issue 22.2905)
Selected Proceedings of the 2009 Second Language Research Forum (LL Issue 22.4724)
Academic Paper Abstract: Processing empty categories in a second language: When naturalistic exposure fills the (intermediate) gap
Processing of regular and irregular past tense morphology in highly proficient second language learners of English: A self-paced reading study



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