How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Third or Additional Language Acquisition examines research on the acquisition of languages beyond the L2 within four main areas of inquiry: cross-linguistic influence, multilingual speech production models, the multilingual lexicon and the impact of bi/multilingualism on cognitive development.