Bimodal bilingualism as multisensory training?: Evidence for improved audiovisual speech perception after sign language exposure.

@article{Williams2016BimodalBA,
  title={Bimodal bilingualism as multisensory training?: Evidence for improved audiovisual speech perception after sign language exposure.},
  author={Joshua Williams and Isabelle Darcy and Sharlene D. Newman},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2016},
  volume={1633},
  pages={101-110}
}
The aim of the present study was to characterize effects of learning a sign language on the processing of a spoken language. Specifically, audiovisual phoneme comprehension was assessed before and after 13 weeks of sign language exposure. L2 ASL learners performed this task in the fMRI scanner. Results indicated that L2 American Sign Language (ASL) learners… CONTINUE READING