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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: Gary  Morgan
Institution: City University London
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Directions in Sign Language Acquisition
 The Signs of a Savant
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Signs of a Savant
Academic Paper Abstract: Language against the odds: the learning of British Sign Language by a polyglot savant
The Resilience of Language: what gesture creation in deaf children can tell us about how all children learn language.
The first signs of language: Phonological development in British Sign Language
Language Impairments in the Development of Sign: Do They Reside in a Specific Modality or are They Modality-Independent Deficits?
Lexical organization in deaf children who use British Sign Language: Evidence from a semantic fluency task
Lexical organization in deaf children who use British Sign Language: Evidence from a semantic fluency task



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