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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: Jürgen  M Meisel
Institution: Universität Hamburg
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of Verb Placement - Functional Categories and V2 Phenomena in Language Acquisition
Dissertation Director * of: Dolmetschen im medizinischen Aufklärungsgespräch. Eine diskursanalytische Untersuchung zur Wissensvermittlung im mehrsprachigen Krankenhaus.
(Bernd Meyer, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Position of Object Clitics in the History of Romance Languages (Die Stellung der klitischen Objektpronomina in den romanischen Sprachen. Diachrone Perspektive und Korpusstudie zum Okzitanischen sowie zum Katalanischen und Französischen)
(Marc-Olivier Hinzelin, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: First Language Acquisition of Functional Categories in Mandarin Nominal Expressions: A Longitudinal Study of Two Mandarin Speaking Children
(Meiyun Chang-Smith, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: The weaker language in early child bilingualism: Acquiring a first language as a second language?
Editorial: State of BLC
Bilingual language acquisition and theories of diachronic change: Bilingualism as cause and effect of grammatical change
Parametric variation in acquisition and diachronic change: A response to the commentaries

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