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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: Barbara Zurer  Pearson
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Homepage: http://www.umass.edu/aae/bp_indexold.htm
State and/or Country: MA
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: bilingual acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Raising a Bilingual Child
Evaluating Language Variation: Distinguishing Dialect and Development from Disorder (Ed.)
(Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Raising a Bilingual Child
Courses Taught: Modern English Grammar
Intro to Linguistics
Language and Mind
Development of Thinking and Learning (Psych)
Child Development (Psych)
Modern European Literature Survey
History of the English Language
College composition courses
ESL courses
Academic Paper Abstract: MAYA HICKMANN, Children's discourse: person, space, and time across languages. Cambridge: CUP, 2003. Pp. 410. ISBN 0522584418.
Social factors in childhood bilingualism in the United States
Answering hard questions: Wh-movement across dialects and disorder

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