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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: Melissa  Whatley
Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
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State and/or Country: IN
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Second Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
Spanish
Selected Publications: The acquisition of past tense variation by L2 learners of Spanish in an abroad context (2013)

L’Enseignement de la distinction passé compose/imparfait aux apprenants anglophones du FLE: Un test de deux explications dans la sale de classe. (2010)
Courses Taught: Introductory and Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Grammar in Context, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Reviewer of: Applying Language Science to Language Pedagogy (LL Issue 24.488)
Rich Languages From Poor Inputs (LL Issue 24.1931)
The Second Language Acquisition of French Tense, Aspect, Mood and Modality (LL Issue 25.640)



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