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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: Virginia  A Marchman
Institution: Stanford University
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Academic Paper Abstract: How vocabulary size in two languages relates to efficiency in spoken word recognition by young Spanish–English bilinguals
Short-form versions of the Spanish MacArthur–Bates Communicative Development Inventories
Relative language exposure, processing efficiency and vocabulary in Spanish–English bilingual toddlers



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