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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: Carmel  O'Shannessy
Institution: University of Michigan
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: NT
Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Morphology
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Warlpiri
Dissertation Director * of: The Role of Socio-indexical Information in Regional Accent Perception by Five to Seven Year Old Children
(Erica Beck, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Language Contact and Children's Bilingual Acquisition: Learning a mixed language and Warlpiri in northern Australia
Academic Paper Abstract: Comprehension of competing argument marking systems in two Australian mixed languages

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