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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: Laurence  B. Leonard
Institution: Purdue University
Academic Paper Abstract: Verb inflections and noun phrase morphology in the spontaneous speech of Spanish-speaking children with specific language impairment
The production of passives by children with specific language impairment: Acquiring English or Cantonese
The Overgeneralization of Non-Finite Complements to Finite Contexts: The case of decide*
Factors accounting for the ability of children with SLI to learn agreement morphemes in intervention
Tense and aspect in sentence interpretation by children with specific language impairment
Language combinations, subtypes, and severity in the study of bilingual children with specific language impairment
Children with Specific Language Impairment in Finnish: the use of tense and agreement inflections
Tense and aspect in childhood language impairment: Contributions from Hungarian

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