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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: Andrea  Krott
Institution: University of Birmingham
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Courses Taught: introduction into linguistics
morphology and the mental lexicon
research methods for psychologists
Academic Paper Abstract: How the parts relate to the whole: Frequency effects on children's interpretations of novel compounds
Children's preference for HAS and LOCATED relations: A word learning bias for noun–noun compounds
Processing words and Short Message Service shortcuts in sentential contexts: An eye movement study

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