Sounds and letters we don’t remember: The mystery of second language word recognition

Welcome to the first LangSoc lecture of the second semester! The lecture will be given by Edinburgh’s own Mits Ota. The lecture is titled “Sounds and letters we don’t remember: The mystery of second language word recognition” and the abstract can be found below.

“Remembering words in a foreign language can be a challenge when they contain sounds that don’t exist in your native language. Can we expect this problem to go away once you have mastered those new sounds? In this talk, I will draw on my own research to shed light on this question, and more broadly, on the issue of what happens in our mind when we learn, store and access the sound forms of second language words.”

Please note that this semester’s lectures are in LT1, not LT2 like last semester.

Doors at 18:00 for an 18:15 start.

Free entry for members, £2 for non-members.

Don’t forget, everyone is invited to join us at the pub after the lecture!

 

 

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