|CARNEGIE MELLON EVENT CALENDAR|
Foreign Accent and Foreign Gesture
Feb 11, 2014
CMU's Department of Modern Languages and the University of Pittsburgh's Linguistics Department present Kees de Bot of the University of Groningen, Netherlands, who will give a talk on how second language learners tend to have what is called a "foreign accent," an accent that defines them as non-natives (apart from the few learners who do reach a full native level). Recent work on the Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS), which refers to the sudden and sometimes spectacular change of accent due to brain damage will also be discussed. Another part of the talk will focus on gestures as a part of foreign accents.
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