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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: K.  Gauthier
Institution: McGill University
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Academic Paper Abstract: Acquisition of complement clitics and tense morphology in internationally adopted children acquiring French
Communication patterns between internationally adopted children and their mothers: Implications for language development
Language abilities of internationally adopted children from China during the early school years: Evidence for early age effects?



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