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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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Dissertation Title [B] Author Date Posted Asc/Desc
Basque Word Order and Disorder: Principles, Variation, and Prospects Jon Aske 13-Sep-2001
Black Country English and Black Country Identity Esther Asprey 16-Dec-2008
Benchmarking Language Policies in West Africa Through Reassessment, Networked Technologies and Continuing Involvement with Other Learning Communities Anatole Balma 21-May-2007
Bimodal Bilingualism in Hearing, Native Signers of American Sign Language Michele Bishop 31-May-2006
Bardi Verb Morphology in Historical Perspective Claire Bowern 11-May-2004
Bilinguals in Style: Linguistic practices and ideologies of Cantonese-English codemixers in Hong Kong Katherine Hoi Ying Chen 22-Aug-2009
BAKAIRI (Southen Brazil Carib) - A syntactically ergative Brazilian indigenous language with diathesis inversion Tania Clemente de Souza 17-Dec-2004
Bilingual Dialogic Book-Reading Intervention for Preschool Children with Slow Expressive Vocabulary Development: A feasibility study Irina Dubinski 09-Feb-2011
Bilingual Sentence Processing: Relative clause attachment in English and Spanish Eva M. Fernández 01-Aug-2001
Basic Verba Dicendi in Academic Spoken English Oskar Gawlik 06-Sep-2011
Bengali Everyday Emblematic (BEE) Hand Gestures as Communication Acts: A pragmatic approach Arif Hakim 07-Jun-2011
Bridging Inferences in Discourse Interpretation Matthias Irmer 20-Dec-2010
Bimodal Approach of Automatic Speech Processing Pierre Jourlin 30-Aug-2001
Bonjour maa: The French-Tamil Language contact situation in India Leena Kelkar-Stephan 17-May-2005
Bare Argument Ellipsis and Information Structure Marina Kolokonte 19-Feb-2009
Bilingual First Language Acquisition: The nature of the weak language and the role of the input Francesca La Morgia 19-Jun-2011
Beyond Coherence: The syntax of opacity in German Vera E. Lee-Schoenfeld 06-Jul-2005
Belief in Context: Towards a unified semantics of de re and de se attitude reports Emar Maier 03-Dec-2006
Bilingualism, Social Change, and the Politics of Ethnicity on Rapanui Miki Makihara 12-May-2002
Believe-Type Matrix Verbs and their Complements: Corpus-based investigations of their functions in discourse Dirk Noël 06-Feb-2004
Bilingualism in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mx. (Bilingualismus in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mx). Carsten Otto 25-Jul-2009
Binding and Gapping in Second Language Acquisition: Evidence from a longitudinal study of Japanese learners of English Shizuko Ozaki 31-Jul-2005
Beiläufiger Vokabelerwerb: Theoretische Modelle und empirische Untersuchungen Angelika Rieder 17-Jan-2003
Bootstrapping Reinforcement Learning-Based Dialogue Strategies from Wizard-of-Oz Data Verena Rieser 08-Aug-2008
Bare Nominals, Focus Structure, and Reference in Germanic, Romance and Semitic Murad Salem 11-Mar-2004
Bridging the Gap Between Theoretical Linguistics and Psycholinguistics in L2 Phonology: Acquisition and processing of word stress by French Canadian L2 learners of English Annie Temblay 31-Jul-2007
Building a Phonological Lexicon. The acquisition of the Dutch voicing contrast in perception and production Suzanne V H van der Feest 21-Mar-2007
Bootstrapping Structure into Language: Alignment-based learning Menno M. van Zaanen 03-Apr-2003
Bilingual Acquisition of Speech Timing: Aspects of rhythm production by German-English families Nicole Whitworth 11-Jun-2003