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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: Ellen  Bialystok
Institution: York University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bilingualism in Development
Academic Paper Abstract: How iconic are Chinese characters?
Language acquisition and bilingualism: Consequences for a multilingual society
The Universality of Symbolic Representation for Reading in Asian and Alphabetic Languages
The development of two types of inhibitory control in monolingual and bilingual children
Bilingualism: The good, the bad, and the indifferent
An integrated approach to the study of specific language impairment and bilingualism
Receptive vocabulary differences in monolingual and bilingual children
Cognitive development of bilingual children
Receptive vocabulary differences in monolingual and bilingual adults
Producing bilinguals through immersion education: Development of metalinguistic awareness



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