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Emmy Hennings, Werke und Briefe. Kommentierte Studienausgabe [Annotated Scholarly Edition]. Vol. III: Gedichte und Prosaskizzen [Poems and Short Prose] German reading knowledge required. In this project you will participate in the preparation of a forthcoming annotated study edition of the complete poems and short prose sketches of Expressionist and Dadaist writer Emmy Hennings (1885-1948). The annotations aim to show the importance and literary value of Hennings’ work. You are going to actively (...)


Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - Germanic, Russian & E. European Lang & (...)
Literature


This project is based on a practical need of Rutgers students of German (both first-year and continuing students) to have additional learning tools targeting improving language accuracy. While there exists a plethora of offline and online-based commercial and free sources offering grammar and vocabulary exercises, there are several issues that limit their applicability in the typical educational setting at Rutgers. These issues are: idiosyncratic nature of many of these tools, their quality, and (...)


Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - Germanic, Russian & E. European Lang & (...)
Education , Germanics, Humanities, Informatics, Language (...)


Modern Hindi-Urdu uses many English words. This feature has become more dramatically increased in the past few years. They are spoken and written using the Devanagri script and assigned a masculine or feminine gender. However, English nouns do not have gender, rather they categorized as neuter. The proposed study will find the criteria of how native speakers assign gender to English nouns without prescribed rules. After conducting the survey, we will prepare a list of vocabulary for learners and (...)


Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - African, Middle Eastern & South Asian Lang (...)
Language , Linguistics


This a continuation of a previous study (Austin, Sánchez and Pérez-Cortés, in press) on the effects of language contact on the grammatical development of Spanish-English bilingual children (ages 4-6). In Austin et al. (in press), we present evidence of crosslinguistic influence in the distribution of null and overt subjects in English as a second language as acquired by heritage Spanish children. In this follow up study, we explore in depth this distribution using an experimental picture-based task (...)


Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - Spanish & Portuguese
Language , Linguistics, Child Development


How do bilinguals handle having multiple languages in a single mind? Why do adults have difficulty achieving native-like competence in a foreign language? Why do some people learn foreign languages more easily than others? In this project, we investigate the effects of language experience (transfer, proficiency, trainability), and age of acquisition (early vs. late bilinguals) on bilinguals’ use of acoustic cues (lexical stress, vowel duration) to anticipate morphosyntactic information (verb endings). (...)


Aresty Research Assistant
SAS - Spanish & Portuguese
Language

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