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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: Magda  Oiry
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Homepage: http://magda.oiry.googlepages.com/
State and/or Country: MA
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: Oiry M. & Roeper T. (January) 2009. How Language Acquisition Reveals Minimalist Symmetry in the Wh-System. Selected papers from the Cyprus Syntaxfest. Edited by Kleanthes K. Grohman and Phoevos Panagiotidis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 11-28.

Demirdache H. & Oiry M. 2008. On the Syntax and Semantics of Long-Distance Questions in Child French. Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2007. Edited by Anna Gavarró and M. João Freitas. Cambridge Scholars Publishing : 177-188.

Demirdache H. & Oiry M. 2007. On the Felicity Conditions for Long-Distance Questions in L1 Acquisition. Proceedings of BUCLD 31. Edited by Heather Caunt-Nulton, Samantha Kulatilake and I-Hao Woo. Cascadilla Press: 184-195.

Oiry M. 2006. “Direct versus indirect Wh-scope marking strategies in French child grammar”. University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Oiry M. & Demirdache H. 2006. “Evidence from L1 Acquisition for the Syntax of Wh- Scope Marking in French”. In The acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages. Language acquisition and language disorders, nº 41. Torrens, V., Escobar, L. (eds.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins: 289-315.

Oiry M. 2006. “Direct versus indirect wh-scope marking strategies in French child
grammar” dans University of Massachusetts Occasionnal Papers. University
of Massachussets, Amherst.

Demirdache H. & Oiry M. 2006. On the Felicity Conditions for Long-Distance Questions in L1 Acquisition dans Proceedings de BUCLD 31.

Oiry M. 2004. “Les Questions Exceptionnelles en Français L1”. In Actes du Colloque APLIC.
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