The acquisition of the Hindi case system by Dutch-speaking and German-speaking foreign language learners Ghent University
This project aims to investigate developmental sequences in the foreign language acquisition of the Hindi case system. A qualitative longitudinal study will be conducted among Hindi foreign language learners in an instructed learning environment. The research will be embedded within the framework of Processability Theory, which is a second language acquisition theory that describes and explains stages of morphosyntactic development
Stylistic appropriateness in English as a foreign language: The acquisition of grammatical formality by translation trainees. University of Antwerp
Linguistic musicality: experimental research into the bond between musicality and pronunciation proficiency (intonation and accentuation) in foreign language acquisition. University of Antwerp
Academic literacy in German as a foreign language: A corpus-based contrastive analysis of cohesion in written learner language. University of Antwerp
Fostering rephrasing and cohesion strategies in academic writing in a foreign language through automated writing evaluation Ghent University
This project aims to investigate the potential and the added value of automated feedback on written syntheses produced by students of German in Flemish higher education, targeting their strategies regarding cohesion building and textual borrowing. Writing from sources in a foreign language (L2) is a genre that students majoring in languages need to master. However, because their linguistic resources are limited, they often merely cut-andpaste ...
Speech intelligibility and foreign accent: New perspectives on the perception of non-native Dutch Ghent University
Oral proficiency targets in foreign language learning are typically expressed in terms of intelligibility. However, what makes non-native speech intelligible and accented is ill understood. The proposed project examines the link between intelligibility, foreign accentedness, and listeners' attitudes towards non-native Dutch. The results will contribute to our understanding of these concepts and underpin the teaching of Dutch as a foreign ...
Greetings from the past: on the use of interjections in foreign language textbooks from Early modern Flanders Ghent University
This project focuses on interjections in spoken 16th-century Dutch, contrasted with other Germanic and Romance languages. We will investigate their semantic-pragmatic functions based on a parallel corpus of multilingual textbooks (Colloquia, et dictionariolum, 1536-1700) which we will
compile. The project will also provide insight into aspects of linguistic and cultural knowledge transfer through language teaching in Early modern ...