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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: Natalia  Dolgova Jacobsen
Institution: George Washington University
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State and/or Country: VA
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Russian
Selected Publications: Dissertation title: Applying Cognitive Linguistics and Task-Supported Language Teaching to Instruction of English Conditional Phrases


Mackey, A., Fujii, A., Biesenbach-Lucas, S., Weger, H., Jacobsen, N., Fogle, L., Lake, J., Sondermann, K., Tagarelli, K., Takada, M., & Watanabe, A. (2012, Fall). Comparing the effectiveness of traditional and communicative tasks for Japanese EFL/ESL learners. In McDonough, K., & Mackey, A. (Eds.) Interaction in diverse educational settings. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Jacobsen, N. (2010). Review of R. Harris and C. Hutton (2007). Definition in theory and practice: Language, lexicography and the law. London: Continuum. Applied Linguistics, 31 (5)

Jacobsen, N. (2008). Identity is a [dif]icult question: a variationist analysis of relationship between L1 features and ethnic/national identity, eVox Journal, 2 (1), Georgetown University.
Courses Taught: English for Academic Purposes
Introduction to Linguistics
Beginnining and Intermediate Russian
Reviewer of: Research Design and Methodology in Studies on L2 Tense and Aspect (LL Issue 25.1284)

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