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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: Limin  Jin (IPA: Limin Jin)
Institution: Beijing Foreign Studies University
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State and/or Country: China   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 2004 Le Marquage de L’aspect en Chinois LM et LE (The development of aspect marking in L1 and L2 Chinese). Aile 20: 51-86. With Henriette Hendriks. An earlier version of this paper was published in 2003 in the Working Papers in English and Applied Linguistics 9: 69-100. Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge.
Courses Taught: Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
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Dissertation Abstract: The Development of Aspect Marking in L2 Chinese by English Native Speakers

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