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The Earliest Stages of Language Learning

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To understand the nature of language learning, the factors that influence it, and the mechanisms that govern it, it is crucial to study the very earliest stages of language learning. This volume provides a state-of-the art overview of what we know about the cognitive and neurobiological aspects of the adult capacity for language learning.
The Earliest Stages of Language Learning
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This volume provides a state-of-the art overview of what we know about the cognitive and neurobiological aspects of the adult capacity for language learning. * Brings together studies from several fields that examine learning from multiple perspectives using various methods * Covers linguistic domains ranging from phonology and semantics to morphosyntax * Will inform and extend further studies of language learning in multiple disciplines
Marianne Gullberg is Professor of Psycholinguistics andDirector of the Humanities Lab at Lund University, Sweden. WithPeter Indefrey she previously headed the research project "TheDynamics of Multilingual Processing" at the Max Planck Institutefor Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. Her research focuses on theearliest stages of adult second language acquisition and on theadvanced or bilingual stage, examining lexical semantics,cross-linguistic (bi-directional) influences, code-switching, andthe production and comprehension of gestures. She has published ina range of journals, including Language Learning, Studiesin Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism: Language andCognition, and Brain and Language.

Peter Indefrey is Professor of Psycholinguistics andNeurolinguistics at the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf,Germany, and research fellow at the Donders Centre for CognitiveNeuroimaging in Nijmegen. With Marianne Gullberg he previouslyheaded the research project "The Dynamics of MultilingualProcessing" at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Hisresearch is on first and second language processing and theirneural correlates. Some of his favorite topics are syntactic andmorphological processing, word production, reading, and thedevelopment of language processing in L2 learners. He has publishedin a variety of journals, including Cognition, PNAS,Neuroimage, Journal of Experimental Psychology,and Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

1. The Earliest Stages of Language Learning: Introduction (Peter Indefrey & Marianne Gullberg). 2. Adult Language Learning after Minimal Exposure to an Unknown Natural Language (Marianne Gullberg, Leah Roberts, Christine Dimroth, Kim Veroude, & Peter Indefrey). 3. Neurocognition of New Word Learning in the Native Tongue: Lessons from the Ancient Farming Equipment Paradigm (Matti Laine & Riitta Salmelin). 4. A Complementary Systems Account of Word Learning in L1 and L2 (Shane Lindsay & M. Gareth Gaskell). 5. The Role of Linguistic Input in the First Hours of Adult Language Learning (Rebekah Rast). 6. Learned Attention Effects in Second Language Acquisition (L2A) of Temporal Reference in Latin and Spanish: The First Hour and the Next Eight Semesters (Nick C. Ellis & Nuria Sagarra). 7. Short-term Grammatical Plasticity in Adult Language Learners (Douglas J. Davidson). 8. Brain Potentials Reveal Discrete Stages of L2 Grammatical Learnin (Judith McLaughlin, Darren Tanner, Ilona Pitkanen, Cheryl Frenck-Mestre, Kayo Inoue, Geoffrey Valentine, & Lee Osterhout). 9. Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms Sustaining Rule Learning from Speech (Ruth de Diego-Balaguer & Diana Lopez-Barroso). 10. Artificial Language Learning in Adults and Children (Vasiliki Folia, Julia Udden, Meinou de Vries, Christian Forkstam, & Karl Magnus Petersson). 11. Initial Incidental Acquisition of Word Order Regularities: Is It Just Sequence Learning? (John N. Williams). 12. Implicit Artificial Grammar, and Incidental Natural Second Language Learning: How Comparable Are They? (Peter Robinson). Author Index. Subject Index.
Pages
200
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN-10
1444338765
ISBN-13
9781444338768
Format
Paperback
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell
Place of Publication
Chicester
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Marianne Gullberg, Peter Indefrey
DEWEY
401.93
Year
2011
Publication Date
2011-02-11
Illustrations
Illustrations
Short Title
EARLIEST STAGES OF LANGUAGE LE
Language
English
Media
Book
Author
Marianne Gullberg
Series
Language Learning Cognitive Neuroscience Series
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
Edition
1st
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