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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: Christopher  J. Hall
Institution: York St John University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: www.yorksj.ac.uk/c.hall
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition and Use
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Mapping Applied Linguistics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (Routledge, 2011)
An Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Breaking the Language Spell. (Continuum, 2005)
Morphology and Mind. A Unified Approach to Explanation in Linguistics (Routledge, 1992)
Announced on LINGUIST :  An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
 Mapping Applied Linguistics
 Introducing Language in Use
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Courses Taught: Second Language Acquisition
Language and Mind
Academic Paper Abstract: Formal Linguistics and Mental Representation: Psycholinguistic contributions to the identification and explanation of morphological and syntactic competence
Parasitism as a Default Mechanism in L3 Vocabulary Acquisition
The Automatic Cognate Form Assumption: Evidence for the parasitic model of vocabulary development

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