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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: Kamil  Ud Deen
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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Homepage: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kamil/
State and/or Country: HI
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Swahili
Thai
Language Family(ies): Central Bantu
Selected Publications: The Acquisition of Inflectional Prefixes in Nairobi Swahili. In the Annual Review of Language Acquisition, 3, Spring 2004, pp. 139-179.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of Swahili
Courses Taught: Language Development
Child Speech
Dissertation Abstract: The Acquisition of Nairobi Swahili: The morphosyntax of inflectional prefixes and subjects
Reviewer of: Typology/Syntax/Semantics: Aikhenvald (2004) (LL Issue 16.2547)
Academic Paper Abstract: Object Agreement and Specificity in Early Swahili



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