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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: Claire  Lefebvre
Institution: Université du Québec à Montréal
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar
 A Grammar of Fongbe
 Issues in the Study of Pidgin and Creole Languages
 Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science
 Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar
 L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis
 Creoles, their Substrates, and Language Typology
Academic Paper Abstract: Wexler, Paul. Two-tiered Relexification in Yiddish: Jews, Sorbs, Khazars, and the Kiev-Polessian dialect. Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs 136. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2002. 713 pp.
Èdó influence on Santome: Evidence from verb serialisation

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