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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: Cristina  Maria Flores
Institution: University of Minho
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ilch.uminho.pt/deg
State and/or Country: US
Portugal   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): German
Portuguese
Courses Taught: German linguistics
Portuguese-German translation
Academic Paper Abstract: The effect of age on language attrition: Evidence from bilingual returnees
Differential effects of language attrition in the domains of verb placement and object expression



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