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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: John  Read
Institution: University of Auckland
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Homepage: http://artsfaculty.auckland.ac.nz/staff/?UPI=jrea023
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Dissertation Director * of: The Limits of Eventual Lexical Attainment in Adult-Onset Second Language Acquisition
(Andrea Hellman, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Maori Vocabulary Knowledge of Year 6 Students in Maori-Medium Education
(Peter Keegan, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Second language vocabulary assessment

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