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ERIC Number: EJ873390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 89
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Contributions to the Functional Neuroanatomy of Morphosyntactic Processing in L2
De Diego-Balaguer, Ruth; Rodriguez-Fornells, Antoni
Language Learning, v60 n1 p231-259 Mar 2010
Studies about bilingualism and second language acquisition (SLA) have a long tradition within linguistic and psycholinguistic research. The contributions from psycholinguistic research are crucial to the improvement of neurolinguistic models. This importance stems from the fact that psycholinguistic research is posing more specific questions than those in many current cognitive neuroscience studies. For example, this issue has several examples of the type of questions that psycholinguistic research can raise. In general, most of the work on morphosyntactic research from neuroscience and psycholinguistics has come from studying English, a language that has a relatively simple morphological system. However, the picture becomes more intricate when these models are extended to more complex morphological systems. The contributions in this issue embrace the complexity of different languages both in the role of the L1 background and from L2 processing perspective. They describe results in perception and production and they study different aspects of morphology with unique types of instruction, giving a complete and enriched overview of the field. In this commentary, the authors briefly introduce the most important neurofunctional proposals relevant to L2 morphosyntactic acquisition and processing and they discuss the implications of the results provided in this special issue for these models. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Language: English
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