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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: Stephen  Matthews
Institution: University of Hong Kong
Homepage: http://www.hku.hk/linguist/staff/sjm.htm
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Deconstructing Creole
 The Bilingual Child
 Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Deconstructing Creole
Academic Paper Abstract: A multi-dimensional approach to the category ‘verb’ in Cantonese
Relative Clauses in Cantonese-English Bilingual Children: Typological Challenges and Processing Motivations
Syntactic ambiguity resolution and the prosodic foot: Cross-language differences
Unbalanced bilingual acquisition as a mechanism of grammatical change



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