,,,neuroscientists have now identified a predictive textlike brain mechanism that helps us to anticipate what is coming next when we hear someone speaking. The findings, publishedthis week in PLoS Biology, advance our understanding of how the brain processes speech. They also provide clues about how language evolved, and could even lead to new ways of diagnosing a variety of neurological conditions more accurately.
Read more in The Brain Has Its Own “Autofill” Function for Speech at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-brain-has-its-own-ldquo-autofill-rdquo-function-for-speech/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_MB_NEWS
to learn about this interesting mechanism. I would like to know how it works for non-native speakers.
Center for applied Linguistics http://www.cal.org/
Find them all in one place at NCLA: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) at http://www.ncela.us/. Find there, among many other things, the Newcomer Toolkit
Great data on important ESL/immigrant groups. Example: Mexicans are NOT the largest population of unauthorized immigrants. Find the publication at http://mailchi.mp/pewresearch/w8zd23u60n?e=8d17063fc5