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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: Fernando  Gonçalves Ferreira-Junior
Institution: Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais
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Homepage: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4773337313391912
State and/or Country: Brazil   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition
Dissertation Abstract: Under Construction! An investigation into the cognitive processes involved in second language acquisition
Academic Paper Abstract: Construction learning as a function of frequency, frequency distribution, and function
Constructions and their Acquisition: Islands and the distinctiveness of their occupancy
The continuous constructing of linguistic pathways in the early stages of SLA

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