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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: Abdulkafi  Albirini
Institution: Utah State University
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Academic Paper Abstract: Grammatical Features of Egyptian and Palestinian Arabic Heritage Speakers’ Oral Production
The sociolinguistic functions of codeswitching between Standard Arabic and Dialectal Arabic
Gender and number agreement in the oral production of Arabic Heritage speakers



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