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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: Scott  H. Jarvis
Institution: Ohio University
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Homepage: http://www.ohio.edu/linguistics/people/jarvis.html
State and/or Country: USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Conceptual Transfer in the Interlingual Lexicon
 Crosslinguistic Influence in Language and Cognition
 Approaching Language Transfer through Text Classification
Dissertation Abstract: The Role of L1-Based Concepts in L2 Lexical Reference
Academic Paper Abstract: Age in L2 Acquisition and Teaching. Christián Abello-Contesse, Rubén Chacón-Beltrán, M. Dolores López-Jiménez, and M. Mar Torreblanca-López (Eds.) Bern: Peter Lang, 2006. Pp. 220. $45.95 paper.
Age and the Rate of Foreign Language Learning. Muñoz . Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 2006.
L2 effects on L1 event conceptualization
Conceptual transfer: Crosslinguistic effects in categorization and construal

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