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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: Susan  A Gelman
Institution: University of Michigan
Dissertation Director * of: The Role of Socio-indexical Information in Regional Accent Perception by Five to Seven Year Old Children
(Erica Beck, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Determining that a label is kind-referring: factors that influence children's and adults' novel word extensions
Bilingual parents' modeling of pragmatic language use in multiparty interactions
Acquisition of generic noun phrases in Chinese: learning about lions without an ā€˜-sā€™

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