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Multilingual Language Theories and Practices (MLTP2018): Valladolid, April 2018

Multilingual Language Theories and Practices (MLTP2018): Valladolid, April 2018 | TELT |
We invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi-/multilingual societies.

Topics will include:

(multiple) language acquisition and learning (L3, L4, Lx);
psycho- and neurolinguistics of multilingualism;
early bilingualism and heritage language development;
speech processing in bi-/multilinguals;
trans/multilingual language use in different contexts;
multilingual education;
bi-/multilingual language policies;
literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy);
intercultural and globalisation issues related to multilingualism.
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French undergraduate EFL student recommendations: listening, speaking & phonetics

French undergraduate EFL student recommendations: listening, speaking & phonetics | TELT |


Scripted dialogues with multiple choice questions and scripts.

Texts read aloud followed by vocabulary practice with audio and comprehension questions

Watch movie trailers with clickable transcripts allowing you to jump to a particular place in the trailer.

Native speakers read short texts aloud, which listeners can follow onscreen or

print a PDF with a gap-fill exercise.  There are also vocabulary definitions.

English-language radio based in Monaco - listen online or at 106.5

Video clips under 10 minutes featuring famous and ordinary individuals interviewed on all sorts of topics.  (You also have the option of videorecording and uploading your own story.)

Listen online or download mp3 files to hear novels chapter by chapter.  LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Paul Auster's The Red Notebook, and Dickens' Great Expectations were favourites.


video game walkthroughs

Gamers record screencasts of themselves playing a game and post the video to YouTube.

One student recommends Amnesia White Night (Morfar; strong language and mildly violent/disturbing warning)



2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols; repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback).  Share on Facebook.

Live audio or video chat with native speakers.

Live text, audio or video chat with other learners of English.  You can also record a video role-play for feedback from a native speaker (but only once without paying).




Short explanations and advice for hearing and producing English sounds.

Advice on a technique for improving pronunciation by reading along with a scripted recording.

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Student picks for self-access oral practice: the video game walkthrough was new to me ...

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These are the websites my third year phonetics students mentioned most frequently during their final oral exams this week.  

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Bilingual advantage in phonetic learning: Antoniou et al, 2015

Bilingual advantage in phonetic learning: Antoniou et al, 2015 | TELT |

Numerous factors are thought to be advantageous for non-native language learning although they are typically investigated in isolation, and the interaction between them is not understood. Firstly, bilinguals are claimed to acquire a third language easier than monolinguals acquire a second. Secondly, closely related languages may be easier to learn. Thirdly, certain phonetic features could be universally more difficult to acquire. We tested these hypotheses used as explanations by having adults learn vocabularies that differentiated words using foreign phonetic contrasts. In Experiment 1, Mandarin–English bilinguals outlearned English monolinguals, and the Mandarin-like (retroflex) artificial language was better learned than the English-like (fricative voicing). In Experiment 2, bilinguals again outlearned English monolinguals for the Mandarin-like artificial language. However, only Korean–English bilinguals showed an advantage for the more difficult Korean-like (lenition) language. Bilinguals, relative to monolinguals, show a general advantage when learning ‘easy’ contrasts, but phonetic similarity to the native language is useful for learning universally ‘difficult’ contrasts.



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"Outlearning" - how about that?

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