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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: Lydia  White
Institution: McGill University
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Second Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar
 L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Second Language Acquisition and Universal Grammar
Dissertation Director * of: Transitivity alternations in SLA: A crosslinguistic study of English, Spanish & Turkish
(Silvina Montrul, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Transfer and Learnability in Second Language Argument Structure: Motion verbs with locational/directional PPs in L2 English and Japanese
(Shunji Inagaki, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: L2 Acquisition of Russian Aspect
(Larissa Nossalik, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Morphological Variability in Second Language Spanish
(Corrine McCarthy, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Role of Syntax and Pragmatics in the Structure and Acquisition of Clitic Doubling in Albanian
(Enkeleida Kapia, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Object Clitics and Null Objects in the Acquisition of French
(Theres Grueter, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Clitic placement in L2 French: evidence from sentence matching
Evidence for The Fundamental Difference Hypothesis or Not?
Universal Grammar, crosslinguistic variation and second language acquisition

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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