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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: Ruth  A. Berman
Institution: Tel-Aviv University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.tau.ac.il/~rberman/
State and/or Country: Israel   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 2002 R. A. Berman & L. Verhoeven., eds. Cross-linguistic perspectives on the development of text production abilities in speech and writing. Written Languages and Literacy, Volume 5, Parts 1 and 2 (special issue).

1994 R. A. Berman & D. I. Slobin. Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 717 pp.

[Also in D. I. Slobin, ed. Crosslinguistic Study of Language Acquisition, Volume I, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 255-371].
Announced on LINGUIST :  Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study
 Language Development across Childhood and Adolescence
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Development across Childhood and Adolescence
Dissertation Director * of: Clause Packages as Constructions in Developing Narrative Discourse
(Bracha Nir, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: The Psycholinguistics of Developing Text Construction
Comparing Narrative and Expository Text Construction Across Adolescence: A Developmental Paradox
Complex Syntax as a Window on Contrastive Rhetoric

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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