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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: Ngoni  Chipere
Institution: University of Reading
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~ess00nc/Home%20Page/
State and/or Country: Berkshire
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Selected Publications: Chipere, N. (in preparation). Understanding Complex Sentences: Variations in Native Speaker Competence. Palgrave
Announced on LINGUIST :  Understanding Complex Sentences
 Lexical Diversity and Language Development
 Lexical Diversity and Language Development
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Lexical Diversity and Language Development
Reviewer of: Psycholinguistics: Townsend & Bever (2001) (LL Issue 12.2659)

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