A pill for learning Chinese?

Daryl Gordon dgordon at adelphi.edu
Wed Jun 4 12:14:53 UTC 2014


Thanks for sharing the original article!  That study is almost folklore in
applied linguistics, but I'd never seen the original article.  I was
chuckling at imagining all those U Michigan college students signing up for
this study!

Daryl


On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Elizabeth Scheyder <scheydec at sas.upenn.edu>
wrote:

> Yes, I remember reading that in Rod Ellis’ “Second Language Acquisition”,
> and my students always find it amusing (as an anecdote, not a classroom
> practice!)
>
> Here’s Guiora’s article:
>
> http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/34041/0000318.pdf?sequence=1
>
> YMMV,
> Elizabeth
> --
> Elizabeth C. Scheyder, Ph.D., P.E.
> Instructional Technology Project Leader
> SAS Computing, University of Pennsylvania
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 3, 2014, at 11:31 AM, anne marie devlin <
> anne_mariedevlin at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear Dick
> >
> > Don't know anything about the pill, but there was a study carried out in
> the early 1970s by Guiora (I think) that highlighted the benefits of
> alcohol to SLA.
> >
> > Reminds me of the Ogden Nash poem:
> > Candy is dandy
> > But liquor is quicker
> >
> > All the best
> >
> > Anne Marie
> >
> > > Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:35:35 +0100
> > > From: r.hudson at ucl.ac.uk
> > > To: edling at bunner.geol.lu.se
> > > Subject: [Edling] A pill for learning Chinese?
> > >
> > > Dear Colleague,
> > > Anyone know about this suggestion that drugs can help
> language-learning?
> > >
> > >
> http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/Are_drugs_the_answer_to_learning_a_language.cfm
> > >
> > > Dick
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Richard Hudson (dickhudson.com)
> > >
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