CODI 2015: Not so native now

When:
August 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
2015-08-15T15:00:00+01:00
2015-08-15T15:30:00+01:00
Where:
‘The Stand in The Square’, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (EH2), Fringe Venue 372.
Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2
UK
Cost:
£8/ £7 ( concession

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Not so native now @BilingMatters

Learning a language? Sounding like a native speaker is good, right? What if we said that maintaining native-level perfection in your own language might stall your second language learning? People living abroad often make mistakes in their mother tongue; the same mistakes as second-language learners. Why? The more your brain adapts to accommodate another language, the better you’ll speak the second language, but the less native-like you’ll seem in your own. Join Professor Antonella Sorace to explore how languages affect each other in the brain, and why the key to multilingualism might lie in making more mistakes.

Antonella Sorace

Professor Antonella Sorace, Developmental Linguistics,  The University of Edinburgh

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