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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: Bencie  Woll
Institution: University College London
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Homepage: http://www.city.ac.uk/lcs
State and/or Country: NA
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): British Sign Language
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Linguistics of British Sign Language
 Directions in Sign Language Acquisition
 Sign Language Acquisition
 The Signs of a Savant
 Sign Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Linguistics of British Sign Language
 Sign Language
 The Signs of a Savant
Dissertation Director * of: An Investigation of Sign Dysarthria
(Martha Tyrone, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Language against the odds: the learning of British Sign Language by a polyglot savant
Language Impairments in the Development of Sign: Do They Reside in a Specific Modality or are They Modality-Independent Deficits?

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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