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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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Title: Extrapolate benefits of early biling-ism to L2ers?
Submitter: Michal B. Paradowski
Description: Good afternoon,

How far can one extrapolate research results on the benefits of early
bilingualism to later (including post-pubescent) acquirers/learners of a
second/foreign language?

Thank you very much in advance for your kind assistance,
Respectfully yours,

Michal B. Paradowski
Institute of Applied Linguistics,
University of Warsaw
Date Posted: 08-Oct-2009
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 20.3408
Posted: 08-Oct-2009

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