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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: Sandra  R. Waxman
Institution: Northwestern University
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  Weaving a Lexicon
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Weaving a Lexicon
Dissertation Director * of: How we learn to talk about events: Linguistic and conceptual constraints on verb learning
(Ann Bunger, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Possession and Spatial Motion in the Acquisition of Ditransitives
(Joshua Viau, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Learning About the Structure of Scales: Adverbial modification and the acquisition of the semantics of gradable adjectives
(Kristen Syrett, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: What's in the input? Frequent frames in child-directed speech offer distributional cues to grammatical categories in Spanish and English

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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