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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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Title: English in Europe- The Acquisition of a Third Language
Edited By: Jasone Cenoz
Ulrike Jessner
Description:

"Third language acquisition and trilingualism have recently come more and more into the focus of applied linguistics. While the research trends of product-orientated bilingualism and process-orientated second language acquisition have tended to follow largely different tracks, third language acquisition and trilingualism are in much close contact. With its comprehensive multidimensional coverage of English as a third language in Europe the present volume provides a welcome contribution to a rapidly expanding field of research"
-Hakan Ringbom, Abo Akademi University

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
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