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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: Jill  R. Hoover
Institution: University of Kansas
State and/or Country: KS
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Academic Paper Abstract: The influence of part-word phonotactic probability/neighborhood density on word learning by preschool children varying in expressive vocabulary
The interface between neighborhood density and optional infinitives: normal development and Specific Language Impairment



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