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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: Kathryn  Kohnert
Institution: University of Minnesota
Academic Paper Abstract: Crossing borders: Recognition of Spanish words by English-speaking children with and without language impairment
Fast Mapping by Bilingual Preschool Children
Beyond morphosyntax in developing bilinguals and “specific” language impairment
Sentence interpretation by typically developing Vietnamese–English bilingual children
A growth curve analysis of novel word learning by sequential bilingual preschool children



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