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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: Katherine  Demuth
Institution: Macquarie University
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Subject Language(s): Bantoanon
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Bantu-Romance Connection
Dissertation Director * of: Phonological Theory and the Acquisition of Prosodic Structure: Evidence from child Japanese
(Mitsuhiko Ota, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Asymmetries in the acquisition of word-initial and word-final consonant clusters
Prosodically-conditioned variability in children's production of French determiners
The prosodic (re)organization of children's early English articles
The longitudinal development of clusters in French
Interactions between lexical and phonological development: cross-linguistic and contextual considerations – a commentary on Stoel-Gammon's ‘Relationships between lexical and phonological development in young children’
Individual differences in pronoun reversal: Evidence from two longitudinal case studies

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