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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: Elena  Nicoladis
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Academic Paper Abstract: When answer-phone makes a difference in children's acquisition of English compounds
The effect of bilingualism on the use of manual gestures
Gesture use in story recall by Chinese–English bilinguals
Developing spatial localization abilities and children's interpretation of where
How the parts relate to the whole: Frequency effects on children's interpretations of novel compounds
Finding le mot juste: Differences between bilingual and monolingual children's lexical access in comprehension and production
Children's preference for HAS and LOCATED relations: A word learning bias for noun–noun compounds
Bilingual children's acquisition of the past tense: a usage-based approach
Do young bilinguals acquire past tense morphology like monolinguals, only later? Evidence from French–English and Chinese–English bilinguals
Cross-linguistic influence in French–English bilingual children's possessive constructions
The role of within-language vocabulary size in children's semantic development: evidence from bilingual children
Verbal memory resources predict iconic gesture use among monolinguals and bilinguals

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