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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: Karla  K Mcgregor
Institution: University of Iowa
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Academic Paper Abstract: The precocious two-year-old: status of the lexicon and links to the grammar
Phonological development in lexically precocious 2-year-olds
Gesture as a support for word learning: The case of 'under'
What compound words mean to children with specific language impairment
A story about a word: does narrative presentation promote learning of a spatial preposition in German two-year-olds?



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