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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: Şeyda  Özçalişkan
Institution: Georgia State University
Academic Paper Abstract: On learning to draw the distinction between physical and metaphorical motion: is metaphor an early emerging cognitive and linguistic capacity?
Do parents lead their children by the hand?
Gesturing with an injured brain: How gesture helps children with early brain injury learn linguistic constructions
Developmental changes in children's comprehension and explanation of spatial metaphors for time
How early do children understand gesture–speech combinations with iconic gestures?



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