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Brady Presents on Adult English-Language Learners at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference

Jill Brady, assistant professor in the the Department of Special Education and Clinical Services, gave a presentation at the annual conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in San Diego, Calif., in November 2011.

In her presentation, “Addressing Syntax in Adult ELL Clients: A Syntactic Priming Approach,” Brady described her pilot study on the use of syntactic priming to elicit certain grammatical structures in adults who are native speakers of Japanese or Mandarin Chinese.

The study continues Brady's line of cross-linguistic research on possible learning mechanisms for adults who are English language learners.

The ASHA conference is the premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists; audiologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists, drawing over 12,000 professionals and presenting the latest evidence-based research in the field.

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