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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: Elena  V. Lieven
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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Dissertation Director * of: 'Piecemeal Paths to Grammatical Productivity': How children become productive with basic event constructions
(Michael Sharwood-Smith, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model: why the data on children's use of non-nominative 3psg subjects count against the ATOM
The acquisition of auxiliaries BE and HAVE: an elicitation study
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Note of Clarification on the Coding of Light Verbs in 'Semantic Generality, Input Frequency and the Acquisition of Syntax' (Journal of Child Language 31, 61–99)
Tense over time: testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model as an account of the pattern of tense-marking provision in early child English
The influence of discourse context on children's provision of auxiliary BE
The effect of perceptual availability and prior discourse on young children's use of referring expressions
Can input explain children's me-for-I errors?
Young children's sensitivity to new and given information when answering predicate-focus questions
German–English-speaking children's mixed NPs with ‘correct’ agreement
Children aged 2 ; 1 use transitive syntax to make a semantic-role interpretation in a pointing task
Nouns and Verbs in Chintang: Children's Usage and Surrounding Adult Speech
Formulaic Language in L1 Acquisition
Formulaic Language in L1 Acquisition
Children's ability to answer different types of questions
Error patterns in young German children's wh-questions*

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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