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Title: What’s wrong with the genitive case across L1 and L2 Turkish?


Title: Brain and language: Understanding the neurological implications of proficiency

Join the SLA program in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures for a lecture by Dr. Edna Andrews. Dr. Andrews is Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology and the Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University. Among her recent publications is "Neuroscience and Multilingualism", 2014, Cambridge University Press.

Stress management for graduate students presented by the University of Maryland Health Center

The Discontinuity Hypothesis: Gemination and Superposition Between Statistics and the Grammar in Second Language Acquisition

Theme 4: Flexible Speech Recognition


***Note that due to the likely Friday snow, Thursday 1/21 is now the LAST day of Winter Storm. Watch this page and email updates for tomorrow's schedule.***

**What's happening at Winter Storm today, 1/21**

Food and ideas bring people together.  Our weekly lunch talk series provides students and faculty with the opportunity to present their in-progress work to a supportive, interdisciplinary audience.


The role of accent in the processing of spoken Mandarin

Join us in congratulating our 2015 language science PhD graduates on their excellent job placements around the world.

All 8 students were involved in the NSF-IGERT program, which has trained 50 PhD students from 10 departments since 2008. Of the 39 who have graduated to date, all are now in careers in language science, except for one who is now adding an MD to his PhD.

We wish the graduates well in their future endeavors!

Alia Lancaster (SLA, CASL) participated in a 3-day workshop organized by AAAS focusing on science policy and communication.

The Department of Second Language Acquisition is pleased to announce Yuichi Suzuki’s dissertation defense on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm in JMZ 1109.  His project is entitled: Using New Measures of Implicit L2 Knowledge to study the Interface of Explicit and Implicit Knowledge.”

The Dissertation Committee Members are:

Dr. Robert DeKeyser (Chair & SLA); Dr. Steve Ross (SLA); Dr. Nan Jiang (SLA); Dr. Yi Ting Huang (BSOS); Dr. Jeff MacSwan (Dean’s Representative & EDUC)


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