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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: Amanda  Brown
Institution: Syracuse University
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State and/or Country: NY
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Brown, A. & Gullberg, M. (in preparation). Bidirectional Cross-linguistic Influence in Expression of Path. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Brown, A. & Gullberg, M. (in preparation). Changes in L1 Encoding of Path after Exposure to an L2.
Cognitive Linguistics.

Brown, A. (submitted). L1-L2 interactions in gesture viewpoint among Japanese speakers of English. Gesture.

Brown, A. & Gullberg, M. (in press). Bidirectional Crosslinguistic Influence in L1-L2 Encoding of Manner in Speech and Gesture: A Study of Japanese Speakers of English. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

Brown, A. (2007). Crosslinguistic influence in first and second languages: Convergence in speech and gesture. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics: MPI Series in Psycholinguistics.

Allen, S., Özyürek, A., Kita, S., Brown, A., Furman, R., & Ishizuka, T. (2007). Language-specific and universal influences in children’s syntactic packaging of Manner and Path: A comparison of English, Japanese and Turkish. Cognition, 102 (1):16-48.
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Dissertation Abstract: Crosslinguistic Influence in First and Second Languages: convergence in speech and gesture
Academic Paper Abstract: Bidirectional Crosslinguistic Influence in L1-L2 Encoding of Manner in Speech and Gesture: A Study of Japanese Speakers of English
Bidirectional cross-linguistic influence in event conceptualization? Expressions of Path among Japanese learners of English
L1–L2 convergence in clausal packaging in Japanese and English

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