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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: Marit  Westergaard
Institution: Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics, U Tromsø
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Acquisition of Word Order
 Variation in the Input
Academic Paper Abstract: Usage-based vs. rule-based learning: the acquisition of word order in wh-questions in English and Norwegian
Introduction: The Nordic languages and second language acquisition theory
A Cue-Based Approach to the Acquisition of Grammatical Gender in Russian
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