Day One, 9.30am - Studio Room

The Vocabulary Acquisition Research group has been active for over 30 years working on characterising and quantifying the mental lexicon, and on how words are stored and retrieved. Some of the techniques developed have proved to be extremely powerful and are widely used in L2 learning in particular. However, they can also haver applications beyond education and in three short talks, this panel will illustrate this.

  • Professor Tess Fitzpatrick—Words, meanings, and linguistic challenges in cancer care.
  • Dr Vivienne Rogers - The latest generation of language aptitude tests: LLAMA and ALPACAA, developed by the Group.
  • Professor James Milton- 'Vowel blindness' and using eye-tracking to investigate the English reading process among native speakers of Arabic.

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