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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: Catherine  E Snow
Institution: Harvard University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Talking to Adults
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Academic Paper Abstract: The role of language of instruction and vocabulary in the English phonological awareness of Spanish–English bilingual children
The role of home literacy and language environment on bilinguals' English and Spanish vocabulary development
Spanish-speaking students' use of cognate knowledge to infer the meaning of English words
Language proficiency, home-language status, and English vocabulary development: A longitudinal follow-up of the Word Generation program



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