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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: Leif  M. French
Institution: Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
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State and/or Country: Quebec
Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Working memory and L2 learning
Subject Language(s): English
French
Selected Publications: Phonological Working Memory and Second Language Acquistion in Children (2006). Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN: 0-7734-5820-4
Courses Taught: Second language acquisition
Psycholinguistics
L2 Research Methods
Dissertation Abstract: Phonological Working Memory : A developmental study of Quebec Fancophone children learning English
Academic Paper Abstract: Phonological memory and children's second language grammar learning



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