Our paper reporting on work investigating Dutch L1, Mandarin L2 speakers ability to use implicitly learned syntactic cues to rapidly generate mass vs. count interpretations (before hearing the critical nominal), has just been published in Second Language Research. This project arises from the PhD thesis of lead author, and QMUL alum, Panpan Yao, now an Assistant Professor at Beijing Language and Culture University. The research was funded by the Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (AThEME) project.
Professor Heather Goad, and her colleagues at McGill University’s Language Acquisition Research Group (Fred Genesee, Gigi Luk, Stefano Rezzonico, Phaedra Royle, Karsten Steinhauer, Elin Thordardottir & Lydia White), along with a team of collaborators including lab director Linnaea Stockall and other researchers in Canada (Denise Klein, McGill and Johanne Paradis, University of Alberta) and the U.K. (Victoria Joffe, Essex) have been awarded $CAN320,000 for their project Plasticité cognitive et acquisition du langage : l’effet de l’environnement linguistique / Cognitive plasticity and language acquisition: The effects of linguistic environment by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, Programme de soutien aux équipes de recherche. This project will run from 2020-2024.