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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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Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication
Program Homepage: http://hum.uva.nl/aclc/object.cfm/objectid=BA58A835-5EE7-4430-AFF6E61491F7A937
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Address: Bungehuis
Spuistraat 210-212
City: Amsterdam
Zip/Postal Code: 1012 VT
Country: Netherlands
Contact Person: Anne E. Baker , Professor

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Phone: +31 20 5252543
Fax: +31 20 5253052
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
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