LINGUIST List 31.2484

Thu Aug 06 2020

Qs: Survey on Literacy and Language Acquisition

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 06-Aug-2020
From: Egle Mocciaro <>
Subject: Survey on Literacy and Language Acquisition
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We have recently put together a COST Action. If you are unfamiliar with COST, see

The Action aims to expand what we know about acquisition of a new language by adult migrants with no home language literacy (less than 4% of research in Europe and elsewhere involves non-literate adult second language learners).
Please see for a list of languages which such adults speak.

We are conducting a six-question survey to get a sense of what linguists, particularly (but not only) those who work on first and non-native language acquisition know and/or assume about the influence of literacy. Thanks in advance for taking it; here’s the link:

Egle Mocciaro and Martha Young-Scholten

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

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