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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: Julian  M Pine
Institution: University of Liverpool
Dissertation Director * of: The Acquisition of Morpho-syntax in Spanish: Implications for current theories of development
(Javier Aguado-Orea, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model: why the data on children's use of non-nominative 3psg subjects count against the ATOM
Constructing a Language: a usage-based theory of language acquisition.
Tense over time: testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model as an account of the pattern of tense-marking provision in early child English
Explaining quantitative variation in the rate of Optional Infinitive errors across languages: A comparison of MOSAIC and the Variational Learning Model
Emotional force of languages in multilingual speakers in Finland

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