Multilingualism through the lifespan: The effects of first exposure to an unknown language

Project: ResearchInternational collaboration

Layman's description

This project explores the capacities and limitations of the human learning mechanism by experimentally examining what learners at different ages can learn about an unknown, natural language after only a few minutes and with no help. The results show that adults can learn implicitly about sound regularities in 7 min. and remember them after a week, a capacity that improves with increasing age.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2011/01/012014/12/31

Collaborative partners

Participants

  • Marianne Gullberg - General Linguistics (PI)
  • Ristin Kaufmann, Nuria - LocalizedString(id=52314550, text={sv_SE=University of Fribourg, en_GB=University of Fribourg}) (Research student)
  • Berthele, Raphael - LocalizedString(id=52314550, text={sv_SE=University of Fribourg, en_GB=University of Fribourg}) (Assistant supervisor)

Related research output

Ristin-Kaufmann, N. & Marianne Gullberg, 2014, In : Bulletin, Suisse de Linguistique Appliquée. 99, p. 17-29

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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