Lecture in English Psycholinguistics on Tuesday 10 March at 12:00-13:00

Carrie Ankerstein, dósent í ensku við Saarland-háskóla í Þýskalandi, heldur hádegisfyrirlestur sem ber yfirskriftina: „Can a non-native speaker ever understand a language as well as a native speaker?“ Kynnir er Ásrún Jóhannsdóttir, aðjunkt í ensku. Fyrirlesturinn fer fram á ensku.
Staður: Askja, stofa 131
Stund: Þriðjudagur 10. mars kl. 12-13

Carrie Ankerstein, Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the English Department at Saarland University, will give a lecture this coming Tuesday 10 March at the University of Iceland.

Ásrún Jóhannsdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer in English, will present the scholar.

The lecture, delivered in English, will take place on Tuesday 10 March from 12:00-13:00 in room 131 in Askja at the University of Iceland.

All are welcome.

Abstract:
There is a lot of debate about whether a non-native speaker of a  language can become native-like in their use of their foreign  language. Some research suggests that non-native speakers use different  strategies than native speakers in language comprehension, for example relying more on semantics, while other research shows that non-native  speakers can become sensitive to subtle syntactic properties of their foreign language, using similar processing mechanisms as native speakers. I will talk about research from the field of psycholinguistics and what factors influence native-like language  comprehension in non-native speakers.

Carrie Ankerstein received a BA in German Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and the Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, Germany. She went on to complete a Certificate in German Philology from the Albert-Ludwigs Universität. She obtained an MPhil in Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, England. After receiving her PhD in Psycholinguistics from the University of Sheffield, Department of Human Communication Sciences in 2006, she stayed in Sheffield for another 18 months as a post-doctoral researcher in implicit language processing in people with aphasia as part of Professor Rosemary Varley’s Language and Cognition Lab.

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