Why do we forget languages? - Or do we?

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Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Description In my presentation introduced the results of some psycho- and neurolinguistic studies concerning language attrition and forgetting. I focused on whether and how vocabulary and grammar can be forgotten or lost. Role of emotions was stressed and special attention was paid to trauma and conflict in connection to human memory and language processing. I wanted to show how this type of knowledge can contribute to our foreign language teaching and how we can support our students not only in successfully learning their languages but also in using them and maintaining them.