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LAILA - short for Linguistic Awareness in Language Attriters - is a longitudinal research project that looks at how people remember and forget languages they have learned, and at how learning, remembering and forgetting languages changes how we think. Our project is unique in its multilingual approach: rather than looking at the development of just one language, we look at several languages in interaction. Find out more about who we are and what we're about.

This project was made possible through a research grant Austrian Science Fund (FWF): [Project no. P23146]


Former LAILA project manager completes her PhD


K Oberhofer Promotion

In November 2014, Kathrin Oberhofer passed her doctoral exam under her advisor and 'doctor-mama' Prof. Ulrike Jessner-Schmid and second examiner Prof. Kees de Bot, visiting from Groningen (Netherlands). The official graduation took place in January. Congratulations from the DyME and LAILA teams!



Member of LAILA team receives the Richard & Emmy Bahr Prize

Bahr Preis

In the first week of September it was announced that Kathrin Oberhofer (in photo on left with Prof. Ulrike Jessner-Schmid, center) would be receiving one of the prizes of the foundation "Richard & Emmy-Bahr Stiftung Schaffhausen". These stipends are awareded to students who achieve excellence in their studies and who hope to pursue an ambitious project or goal with the help of this support. Students of history or German studies are usually given preference. Congratulations!

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