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***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

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)

Winter Storm is the Language Science Center's free, two-week intensive annual workshop for language scientists, taking place this year January 12-23. This year's theme is How to be a MODEL language scientist. Since communication is a key element in making a community like ours a success, the aim for this year's Winter Storm is to advance not only the professional development of our individual community members, but also the development and growth of the Language Science community as a whole. 

1. Catherine Doughty (CASL): Hi-Lab, the measurement of language aptitude, and ATI studies

2. Megan Masters: Predictors and pathways to proficiency

1. Tom Wagner: Second language aptitude and language categorization

2. Beth Mackey: Aptitude as a predictor of individual differences in language proficiency growth    

1. Susan Benson: Focus on meaning and form in second-language vocabulary learning

2. Kyoko Kobayashi Hillman: Needs analysis and development of a TBLT module for US foreign service officers

1. Ilina Stojanovska: Input frequency and intensity of exposure in the incidental learning of L2 collocations

2. Jiyong Lee: Recasts and target structure salience

1. Sunhee Kim: Do bilinguals activate orthographically different languages in a single language task? (Practice conference presentation)

2. Payman Vafaee: Re-examining the role of explicit information in Processing Instruction: Bridging a methodological gap (Qualifying paper defense)


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