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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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Full Title: Workshop: Native Language Influences in Second Language Acquisition

Short Title: ICL
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Start Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Contact: Julia Herschensohn
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.cil19.org
Meeting Description: The proposed workshop will reexamine the issue of native language transfer from three perspectives: two two-hour sessions of verbal communications will explore initial transfer and endstate transfer respectively, while a third two-hour session will invite a roundtable of L2 scholars with differing theoretical perspectives to evaluate the role of native language in L2A. Session 1 on the initial state considers whether it is a tabula rasa as for L1 infants, a version of the native grammar, or something in between. Session 2 considers what remains of the native language in a learner whose L2 has stabilized, and has resulted in the endstate of a highly advanced speaker. Workshop Session 2 will investigate areas of transfer, both positive and negative, in endstate learners.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.2356

This is a session of the following meeting:
19th International Congress of Linguists

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