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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: Jenifer  Larson-Hall
Institution: Kyushu University
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State and/or Country: US
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Phonology
Specialty: Age effects, phonology, language relearning, statistics
Subject Language(s): English
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Selected Publications: Dissertation: Language Acquisition by Japanese Speakers: Explaining the Why, How and When of Adult Learners' Segmental Success
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics; Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Grammar (TESOL); Pedagogical Grammar (Structure of English), Research Methods, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism and ESL, Psycholinguistics, Methods of Teaching ESL, Animal Communication, Phonology, Phonetics
Dissertation Abstract: Language Acquisition by Japanese Speakers: Explaining the why, how and when of adult learners' segmental success
Reviewer of: Applied Linguistics: Larsen-Freeman (2000) (LL Issue 12.2605)
Language Acquisition: Wakabayashi, ed. (2003) (LL Issue 14.2037)
2nd Lang Acquisition: Moyer (2004) (LL Issue 16.708)
Academic Paper Abstract: An introduction to English Phonology
Our statistical intuitions may be misleading us: Why we need robust statistics



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