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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: Brian  Macwhinney
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
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State and/or Country: PA
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Emergence of Language
 The Handbook of Child Language
 Research on Child Language Acquisition
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Emergence of Language
Academic Paper Abstract: Implicit and explicit measures of sensitivity to violations in second language grammar
Shared and separate meanings in the bilingual mental lexicon
A bilingual advantage in task switching
Morphosyntactic annotation of CHILDES transcripts
Computational models of child language learning: an introduction
Honorifics: A sociocultural verb agreement cue in Japanese sentence processing
The use of pronominal case in English sentence interpretation
Translation ambiguity in and out of context
Honorifics: A sociocultural verb agreement cue in Japanese sentence processing—CORRIGENDUM
Syntactic transfer in English-speaking Spanish learners
Translation ambiguity but not word class predicts translation performance
Compositional production in Spanish second language conjugation

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