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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: Hiroyuki  Oshita
Institution: Ohio University
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Homepage: http://www.cats.ohiou.edu/linguistics/dept/oshita.htm
State and/or Country: OH
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Selected Publications: 1994. A-Structure Template and Formation of English Deverbal Adjectives. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics #23, pp. 247-265.

1995. Compounds: a View from Suffixation and A-Structure Alteration. In: Booij, Geert and Jaap van Marle, eds. Yearbook of Morphology 1994, pp. 179-205. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

2000. What is happened may not be
what appears to be happening: A
corpus study of ''passive''
unaccusatives in L2 English. Second
Language Research, 16, 293-324.

2001. The unaccusative trap in
second language acquisition.
Studies in Second Language
Acquisition, 23, 279-304.

2002. Uneasiness with the Easiest: On the Subject-Verb Order in L2 English. Second Language 1, 45-61. The Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA).

2004. Is There Anything There When There Is Not There? Null Expletives and Second Language Data. Second Language Research 20, 2, 95-130.
Dissertation Abstract: "The Unaccusative Trap": L2 acquisition of English intransitive verbs



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