Prof. Ewa Dąbrowska (University of Birmingham)
"You Can not Teach an Old Dog New Tricks – or Can You? Age Effects in Second Language Learning"

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Ewa Dąbrowska is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, and has previously worked at Northumbria, Sheffield, Sussex, Glasgow and Gdansk. Her research is focussed around three main themes: 1) individual differences in linguistic knowledge in both native and non-native speakers and their causes; 2) the mental status of linguistic units and generalisations, and the tension between linguists’ descriptions and the representations that speakers actually use when producing and understanding utterances; and 3) formulaic language, and in particular, the role that lexically specific units (fixed phrases and frames with slots that can be filled with novel lexical material) play in first language acquisition as well as adult production and comprehension; Her publications include Cognitive Semantics and the Polish Dative (Mouton de Gruyter, 1997), Language, Mind and Brain: Some Psychological and Neurological Constraints on Theories of Grammar, Edinburgh University Press/Georgetown University Press, 2004), Ten Lectures on Grammar in the Mind (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Beijing, 2013 and Brill, 2017), and numerous articles. She is President of the UK Cognitive Linguistics Association and formerly served as editor-in-chief of Cognitive Linguistics.

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