Professional and personal implications of native language attrition

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Venue: Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, 101
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During this Practitioner Day/Workshop we will address the question of how to transfer competencies and skills learned in a second language to the native language.
We tend to assume that, if we can do something in a foreign language, it should be easy and unproblematic to do the same thing in our mother tongue. This can, however, pose unexpected problems. Not knowing key words and specialist terms is the first obvious difficulty people tend to think of, but it is only the tip of the iceberg. We will explore other problems that may occur, such as the unexpected loss of fluency and confidence in the native language and the fact that the sense of self, the level of emotional engagement and feelings of identity often change when we change language.

This event is a follow-up from a Practitioner Day held in 2017 as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.

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