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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: Dorit  Diskin Ravid
Institution: Tel-Aviv University
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Homepage: http://www.tau.ac.il/education/homepg/dorit-ravid.htm
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Language and Language Development
 Spelling Morphology
Academic Paper Abstract: Typological effects on spelling development: a crosslinguistic study of Hebrew and Dutch
Prosodic patterns in Hebrew child-directed speech
Cross-linguistic evidence for the nature of age effects in second language acquisition
Children's command of plural and possessive marking on Hebrew nouns: a comparison of obligatory versus optional inflections*
Morphological analysis in learning to read pseudowords in Hebrew

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