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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: Neal  Snape
Institution: Gunma Prefectural Women's University
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Homepage: http://www.nealsnape.com
State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Selected Publications: Snape, N. (2008). The acquisition of the English determiner phrase by L2 learners: Japanese and Spanish.

Snape, N, Y-k Ingrid Leung & M. Sharwood Smith (2009). Representational Deficits in SLA. Studies in honor of Roger Hawkins. edited volume by LALD series: John Benjamins.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Representational Deficits in SLA
Dissertation Abstract: The Acquisition of the English Determiner Phrase by Japanese and Spanish learners of English
Academic Paper Abstract: Variability in the use of the English article system by Japanese learners of English
The Use of Articles in L2 English by Japanese and Spanish Learners
Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics (EGSPLL)
Resetting the Nominal Mapping Parameter in L2 English: Definite article use and the count–mass distinction

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