Language Acquisition and Brain Development

  title={Language Acquisition and Brain Development},
  author={Kuniyoshi L. Sakai},
  pages={815 - 819}
  • K. Sakai
  • Published 4 November 2005
  • Linguistics
  • Science
Language acquisition is one of the most fundamental human traits, and it is obviously the brain that undergoes the developmental changes. During the years of language acquisition, the brain not only stores linguistic information but also adapts to the grammatical regularities of language. Recent advances in functional neuroimaging have substantially contributed to systems-level analyses of brain development. In this Viewpoint, I review the current understanding of how the “final state” of… 

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