Neuroscience and Multilingualism

Neuroscience and Multilingualism

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How are languages represented in the human brain? Ideas from neuroscience have increasingly been applied to the study of language, exploring the neural processes involved in acquisition, maintenance and loss of language and languages, and the interaction between languages in bi- and multilingual speakers. With a sharp focus on multilingualism, this culmination of cutting-edge research sheds light on this challenging question. Using data from a variety of experiments, this is the first book length study to offer a new neuroscientific model for analysing multilingualism. Alongside a comprehensive analysis of the theoretical and experimental contributions to the field, it presents new data and analysis obtained from a multilingualism fMRI study. It also includes a unique longitudinal study of second and third language acquisition combined with extensive empirically valid language proficiency data of the subjects. A must-read for researchers and advanced students interested in neurolinguistics, second language acquisition, and bi- and multilingualism.proficiency-testing data on each of the subjects during the scanning study. ... toward the L1, L2, L3, and so on; (5) other languages learned by subjects prior to the study; and (6) degree of literacy of subjects. ... A Basic User A1 Breakthrough or beginner; A2 Waystage or elementary B Independent User B1 Threshold or intermediate; ... grammar, reading, writing) were included in the multivariate analysis of covariance along with activation results from the set of longitudinal scans. Formalanbsp;...

Title:Neuroscience and Multilingualism
Author: Edna Andrews
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-09-04

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