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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: D  Hélène Deacon
Institution: Dalhousie University
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Academic Paper Abstract: The strength of children's knowledge of the role of root morphemes in the spelling of derived words
Getting to the Root: young writers' sensitivity to the role of root morphemes in the spelling of inflected and derived words
The representation of morphologically complex words in the developing lexicon*
Seeing the harm in harmed and harmful: Morphological processing by children in Grades 4, 6, and 8
Mastering inflectional suffixes: a longitudinal study of beginning writers' spellings*
Do children see the danger in dangerous? Grade 4, 6, and 8 children's reading of morphologically complex words
How specific is the connection between morphological awareness and spelling? A study of French children



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