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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: Theres  Grüter
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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Announced on LINGUIST :  McGill Working Papers in Linguistics 17
Academic Paper Abstract: Comprehension and production of French object clitics by child second language learners and children with specific language impairment
Object clitics and their omission in child L2 French: The contributions of processing limitations and L1 transfer
Relative language exposure, processing efficiency and vocabulary in Spanish–English bilingual toddlers



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