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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: Robert  DeKeyser
Institution: University of Maryland
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Homepage: http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/experts/experts.cfm?type=cat&category_id=17&expert_id_all=1956319622R
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Dissertation Director * of: Language Acquisition by Japanese Speakers: Explaining the why, how and when of adult learners' segmental success
(Jenifer Larson-Hall, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Cross-linguistic evidence for the nature of age effects in second language acquisition
A neural network model of the effects of entrenchment and memory development on grammatical gender learning

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