How the melodic sound of Swedish can help Swedes automatically assess new languages
Learning a second language can feel like a slow and tedious process. Yet, the human brain starts segmenting and categorising new language input virtually from the very second that it is exposed it. It…
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Snakes and Ladders: Learning words in a foreign language
Lari-Valtteri Suhonen successfully defended his PhD thesis "Snakes and Ladders – Developmental Aspects of Lexical-Conceptual Relationships in the Multilingual Mental Lexicon" last week. The faculty…
On L1 Attrition and Prosody in Pronominal Anaphora Resolution
Chiara Gargiulo successfully defended her PhD thesis "On L1 Attrition and Prosody in Pronominal Anaphora Resolution" last week. The faculty opponent was Ludovica Serratrice, University of Reading.
Writing in English at University: A Guide for Second Language Writers
This new textbook is for anyone who wishes to learn more about academic writing in English.
New funding for researchers in English linguistics
Nele Põldvere and Vasiliki Simaki at the English unit of the Centre for Languages and Literature have secured new research funding.
Dissertation in linguistics
In her dissertation Joanne Yager investigates the outcomes of language contact and multilingualism among egalitarian foragers in a small-scale multilingual setting in northern Peninsular Malaysia.