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|Title||The cognitive neuroscience of second language acquisition|
|Alt. title||Special Issue Language Learning 56 (S1)|
Linguistics and Phonetics
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|Editor||Marianne Gullberg, Peter Indefrey|
|Abstract English||The papers in this volume explore the cognitive neuroscience of second language acquisition from the perspectives of critical/sensitive periods, maturational effects, individual differences, neural regions involved, and processing characteristics. The research methodologies used include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and event related potentials (ERP). Questions addressed include: Which brain areas are reliably activated in second language processing? Are they the same or different from those activated in first language acquisition and use? What are the behavioral consequences of individual differences among brains? What are the consequences of anatomical and physiological differences, learner proficiency effects, critical/sensitive periods? What role does degeneracy, in which two different neural systems can produce the same behavioral output, play? What does it mean that learners' brains respond to linguistic distinctions that cannot be recognized or produced yet? The studies in this volume provide initial answers to all of these questions.|
Languages and Literatures
|Keywords||cognitive neuroscience, second language acquisition|
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