LINGUIST List 12.1081

Wed Apr 18 2001

Qs: English Speakers/Italy, L2 Learning/Adults

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  1. Marie-Lucie Tarpent, English Speakers in Medieval Italy
  2. Susan Fischer, L2 Learning by Adults

Message 1: English Speakers in Medieval Italy

Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 17:41:28 -0300
From: Marie-Lucie Tarpent <MTARPENTmsvu1.msvu.ca>
Subject: English Speakers in Medieval Italy

I remember reading something years ago about a village 
in Italy where English was spoken for several 
generations, because of a large number of mercenaries 
who ended up settling there, probably in the late 
medieval period. Would someone know a source for this 
information?

Thank you,

Marie-Lucie Tarpent
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, N.S. B3M 2J6 Canada
902-457-6172
marie-lucie.tarpentmsvu.ca
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Message 2: L2 Learning by Adults

Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 17:19:54 -0400
From: Susan Fischer <fischerdirectory.rit.edu>
Subject: L2 Learning by Adults

Dear Colleagues,
I'm in a research group that is investigating factors leading to
successful learning of ASL by adults. We are looking for published
literature related specifically to differences in L2 learning (signed
or spoken) by younger vs. older adults. If you know of such literature,
please let me know. I will be happy to summarize for the list.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Susan Fischer

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