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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: Anna  L. Theakston
Institution: University of Manchester
Academic Paper Abstract: Testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model: why the data on children's use of non-nominative 3psg subjects count against the ATOM
The acquisition of auxiliaries BE and HAVE: an elicitation study
Comparing different accounts of inversion errors in children's non-subject wh-questions: ‘What experimental data can tell us?’
“The Spotty Cow Tickled the Pig with a Curly Tail”: How Do Sentence Position, Preferred Argument Structure, and Referential Complexity Affect Children's and Adults’ Choice of Referring Expression?
The influence of discourse context on children's provision of auxiliary BE
The effect of perceptual availability and prior discourse on young children's use of referring expressions
Can input explain children's me-for-I errors?



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