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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
Morphological analysis in learning to read pseudowords in Hebrew
Children's command of plural and possessive marking on Hebrew nouns: a comparison of obligatory versus optional inflections*

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