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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: Vedran  Dronjic (IPA: ʋɛ̌d̪ran d̪rǒːɲitɕ͡)
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Academic Paper Abstract: The development of young Chinese children's morphological awareness: The role of semantic relatedness and morpheme type
Fixed-choice word-association tasks as second-language lexical tests: What native-speaker performance reveals about their potential weaknesses



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