Conférence «The 'critical period' debate: past, present, and future»

12 Avril 2013
Durée :

Robert DeKeyser, University of Maryland, le 12 avril 2013.

For half a century now, age effects in second language learning have been the subject of intense debate. After a brief overview of how the focus of the debate has shifted repeatedly over the decades and a short state of the art, I will focus on the issue of explanatory adequacy and on various methodological issues from sampling to statistical analysis. Finally, I will suggest priorities for future research on this topic, including the potential contribution of under-researched populations (the hearing-impaired, heritage language learners, immigrants with little formaleducation, and learners of marginalized languages). 

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