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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: Benedetta  Bassetti
Institution: University of York
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.benedetta-bassetti.org/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Bilingualism, Biliteracy
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: Cook, V. and Bassetti, B. (Eds.) (2011) Language and Bilingual Cognition. Oxford: Psychology Press.

Cook, V. and Bassetti, B. (Eds.) (2005) Second Language Writing Systems. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Second Language Writing Systems
 Language and Bilingual Cognition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Second Language Writing Systems
Academic Paper Abstract: Effects of adding interword spacing on Chinese reading: A comparison of Chinese native readers and English readers of Chinese as a second language



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