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ERIC Number: EJ825561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Second Language Research Using Magnetoencephalography: A Review
Schmidt, Gwen L.; Roberts, Timothy P. L.
Second Language Research, v25 n1 p135-166 2009
In this review we show how magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a constructive tool for language research and review MEG findings in second language (L2) research. MEG is the magnetic analog of electroencephalography (EEG), and its primary advantage over other cross-sectional (e.g. magnetic resonance imaging, or positron emission tomography) functional imaging methods is the superior temporal resolution it affords. After an overview of MEG technology, research exploring visual language processing in L2, nonnative phonemic contrasts and syntactic processing in L2 are reviewed. We also review MEG investigations of the advantages of bilingualism and of language lateralization differences across languages with different characteristics. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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