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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: Ewa  Dabrowska
Institution: Northumbria University
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Homepage: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/englishhome/english_staff_list/e_dabrowska/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Cognitive Semantics and the Polish Dative
Rules or Schemas? Evidence from Polish
Individual differences in native language attainment
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language, Mind and Brain
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language, Mind and Brain
Academic Paper Abstract: Polish children's productivity with case marking: the role of regularity, type frequency, and phonological diversity
Rapid learning of an abstract language-specific category: Polish children's acquisition of the instrumental construction
Lexically specific knowledge and individual differences in adult native speakers’ processing of the English passive

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