New research quantifies how much speakers’ first language affects learning a new language

Language research has documented that people tend to draw inferences about speakers based on how they talk. These often implicit inferences can occur in the blink of an eye and can affect how smart we think someone is, how much we like them, and more. This is also the case for the non-native accents typically …

Lesson 5 – I’m hungry

  Thomas: Hi Sarah, how are you? Sarah: Fine, how are you doing? Thomas: OK.  Sarah: What do you want to do? Thomas: I’m hungry. I’d like to eat something. Sarah: Where do you want to go? Thomas: I’d like to go to an Italian restaurant. Sarah: What kind of Italian food do you like? …