CLS Speaker Series - Carrie Jackson (Penn State University) Harnessing prosodic cues to improve the learning of L2 grammatical structures
Nov 06, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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Harnessing prosodic cues to improve the learning of L2 grammatical structures
In this talk, I will present results from three recent studies that investigate how the inclusion of prosodic cues in the input learners receive results in sustained learning and more efficient online processing of two different grammatical structures that are notoriously difficult for American L2 learners of German. In so doing, I will demonstrate how foreign language instructors can harness intrinsic prosodic features of a language to improve the learning and retention of L2 grammatical features. At the same time, I will argue that the results from these three studies have important implications for our understanding of the underlying cognitive mechanisms that drive L2 processing and learning.