A pill for learning Chinese?

Larry Selinker larry.selinker at nyu.edu
Wed Jun 4 19:44:28 UTC 2014


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On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM, Harold Schiffman <hfsclpp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, Larry--long time no see!
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> Good to know you're still around!
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> Best,
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> Hal Schiffman
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> On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Larry Selinker <larry.selinker at nyu.edu>
> wrote:
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>> *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.*
>>
>> *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!
>>>
>>> Daryl
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>>> 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:
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>>>> 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
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>>>> 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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