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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: Susanne  E. Carroll
Institution: University of Calgary
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: 2005. Input and SLA: Adults' sensitivity to different cues to French gender. In R. DeKeyser (ed.), Grammatical development in language learning: The best of Language Learning Series. Malden, Ma: Blackwells, 79-138.
2001. Input & Evidence: The raw material of second language acquisition.
1978. Language & Situation: language varieties & their social contexts (with Michael Gregory)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Input and Evidence: The raw material of second language acquisition
Courses Taught: Second Language Acquisition, Specific Topics in SLA Syntax (Gender Attribution, Agreement, Word Order), Second Language Theories, Topics in Contact Linguistics (Borrowing, Bilingual Processing)
Academic Paper Abstract: Shallow processing: a consequence of bilingualism or second language learning?

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