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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: Katharina  J. Rohlfing
Institution: Universität Bielefeld
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Homepage: http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/rohlfing/
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Rohlfing, K.J. / Rehm, M. and Goecke, K.U. (2003): Situatedness: The interplay between context(s) and situation. In: Journal of Cognition and Culture 3(2), 132-157.
Rohlfing, K. J. (2001): No preposition required. The role of prepositions for the understanding of spatial relations in language acquisition. In: Pütz, M. / Niemeier, S. und Dirven, R. (eds): Applied cognitive linguistics I: theory and language acquisition. Mouton de Gruyter: 229-247.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Frühkindliche Semantik
Courses Taught: Psycholinguistics
Philosophical relevance of metaphor
Dissertation Abstract: UNDERstanding. How infants acquire the meaning of UNDER and other spatial relational terms.
Academic Paper Abstract: Facilitating the Acquisition of 'under' by Means of 'in' and 'on' - A Training Study in Polish
Gesture as a support for word learning: The case of 'under'
A story about a word: does narrative presentation promote learning of a spatial preposition in German two-year-olds?

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