A pill for learning Chinese?

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 19:15:58 UTC 2014


Hi, Larry--long time no see!

Good to know you're still around!

Best,

Hal Schiffman


On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Larry Selinker <larry.selinker at nyu.edu>
wrote:

> *funny stuff.   i was at u mich when some of it was going on ("we had a
> bunch of drunks in our lab for a year, and ...". *
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> *one thing i remember was that a group of grad students were supporting
> themselves out of these grants, so there was some value in the effort. *
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> *there were later studies using other drugs, weed for sure was one.  one
> of the grad students at the time who took part in the later studies was
> BILL ACTON, now in vancouver and maybe the world's best expert at
> pronunciation changes (and non-changes) in L2 pronunciation.  if anyone is
> serious about this, i suggest you privately contact **him:  *
> william.acton at twu.ca.  *i'm ccing this to him to give him a heads up.*
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> *anyways, i always thought the reports of what went on were great fun.*
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> On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 8:14 AM, Daryl Gordon <dgordon at adelphi.edu> wrote:
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>> 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!
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>> Daryl
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>> On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Elizabeth Scheyder <
>> scheydec at sas.upenn.edu> wrote:
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>>> 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!)
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>>> Here’s Guiora’s article:
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>>> http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/34041/0000318.pdf?sequence=1
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>>> YMMV,
>>> Elizabeth
>>> --
>>> Elizabeth C. Scheyder, Ph.D., P.E.
>>> Instructional Technology Project Leader
>>> SAS Computing, University of Pennsylvania
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>>> On Jun 3, 2014, at 11:31 AM, anne marie devlin <
>>> anne_mariedevlin at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>>> > 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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