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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: Yasuhiro  Shirai
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of Lexical and Grammatical Aspect
 The L2 Acquisition of Tense–Aspect Morphology
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The L2 Acquisition of Tense–Aspect Morphology
Dissertation Director * of: The Acquisition of Japanese Numeral Classifiers
(Kasumi Yamamoto, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Identifying Auxiliaries in First Language Acquisition Evidence From A New Child French Corpus
(Cristina Dye, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Light Verb Constructions in Romance: A syntactic analysis
(Josep Alba-Salas, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Introduction
Does the Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy Predict the Difficulty Order in the Acquisition of Japanese Relative Clauses?
Semantic bias in the acquisition of relative clauses in Japanese
The development of aspectual marking in child Mandarin Chinese

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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