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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: Marianne  Gullberg
Institution: Lund University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Earliest Stages of Language Learning
 Gestures in Language Development
Dissertation Director * of: Crosslinguistic Influence in First and Second Languages: convergence in speech and gesture
(Amanda Brown, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Perspective-shifts in Event Descriptions in Tamil Child Language
Words that second language learners are likely to hear, read, and use
Bidirectional Crosslinguistic Influence in L1-L2 Encoding of Manner in Speech and Gesture: A Study of Japanese Speakers of English
Online Pronoun Resolution in L2 Discourse: L1 influence and general learner effects
Bidirectional cross-linguistic influence in event conceptualization? Expressions of Path among Japanese learners of English
The role of input frequency and semantic transparency in the acquisition of verb meaning: evidence from placement verbs in Tamil and Dutch
L1–L2 convergence in clausal packaging in Japanese and English
French–Dutch bilinguals do not maintain obligatory semantic distinctions: Evidence from placement verbs

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