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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: Heidi  R Waterfall
Institution: Cornell University
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State and/or Country: NY
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Italian
Spanish
Selected Publications: Vasilyeva, Huttenlocher & Waterfall. In press. “Effects of language intervention on syntactic skill levels in preschoolers” To appear in Developmental Psychology.

Huttenlocher, Vasilyeva, Waterfall, Vevea & Hedges. “The varieties of speech to young children” Under review.
Courses Taught: Italian I
Syntax I, Syntax II
Academic Paper Abstract: Priming a perspective in Spanish monolingual children: The use of syntactic alternatives
An empirical generative framework for computational modeling of language acquisition
Cross-linguistic syntactic priming in bilingual children
Beyond Syntactic Priming: Evidence for Activation of Alternative Syntactic Structures



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