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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: Aylin  C. Küntay
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Academic Paper Abstract: Learning to Use Demonstratives in Conversation: what do language specific strategies in Turkish reveal?
Turkish children use morphosyntactic bootstrapping in interpreting verb meaning
Integration of communicative partner's visual perspective in patterns of referential requests

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