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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 [U] Author Date Posted Asc/Desc
Über Bärendienste und erstaunte Bauklötze -- Idiome ohne freie Lesart in der HPSG Jan-Philipp Soehn 11-Apr-2006
Ultimate Attainment in Postpuberty Second Language Acquisition Marja Inkeri Urponen 10-Sep-2004
Um Olhar Comunicativo Sobre Atividades de Leitura em Materiais Didaticos de Portugues Como Segunda Lingua Luiz Carlos Souza 22-Jan-2005
Umlaut in Optimality Theory Thomas B. Klein 07-Sep-2001
Unaccusativity, Unergativity and the Causative Alternation in Hindi: A minimalist analysis Richa Srishti 13-May-2010
Under Construction! An investigation into the cognitive processes involved in second language acquisition Fernando Gonçalves Ferreira-Junior 12-Jan-2008
Understanding Nasality Karthik Durvasula 26-Nov-2009
Understanding Syntactic Complexity: The measurement of change in the syntax of instructed L2 Spanish learners Lourdes Ortega 15-Nov-2005
Understanding the Kanji Learning Process: Gayathri Geethanjalie Haththotuwa Gamage 09-Feb-2006
UNDERstanding. How infants acquire the meaning of UNDER and other spatial relational terms. Katharina J. Rohlfing 22-Apr-2002
Une lecture pragmatique des morphemes temporels du swahili Frederick Kang'ethe Iraki 20-May-2003
Une Traduction Judeo-Italienne de la Bible Hebraïque: l’edition critique du manuscrit ms Parme 3068 (Biblioteca Palatina di Parma) Seth Jerchower 14-Nov-2007
Unexpected (In)definiteness: Plural generic expressions in Romance Heather Merle Robinson 12-Jan-2005
Unifying Optional Wh-movement Norman Yeo 25-Jan-2011
Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Methods in Corpus-Based Lexicography: A study of synonymy Antti Arppe 30-Jan-2009
Universal Constraints on Relationally Complex Clauses J. Albert Bickford 14-Sep-2001
Universal Grammar and Focus Constraints: The acquisition of pronouns and word order in non-native Spanish Cristóbal Lozano 21-Jun-2006
Universal Grammar and the Acquisition of Semantic Knowledge: An experimental investigation into the acquisition of quantifier-negation interaction in English Julien Musolino 07-Sep-2001
Use of Referring Expressions by Autistic Children in Spontaneous Conversations: Does impaired metarepresentational ability affect reference production? Mark Wicklund 11-Apr-2012
Uses and Functions of Literacy in Morocco from 1960s to 1990s Reddad Erguig 06-May-2006
Using Metafunctions in a Stylistic Analysis of Point of View in an Afro-American Short Story Bonifacio Tala Cunanan 14-Nov-2006
Using Space in German Sign Language. (Deutsch: Aspekte der Raumnutzung in der Deutschen Gebärdensprache) Jörg Keller 28-Sep-2001
Uticaj balkanskih jezika na jevrejsko-spanski jezik (Balkan Elements in Judeo-Spanish) Dimitrije Pesic 25-Jun-2008