Language effects in second language learners and proficient bilinguals investigated with event-related potentials

@article{Midgley2009LanguageEI,
  title={Language effects in second language learners and proficient bilinguals investigated with event-related potentials},
  author={Katherine J. Midgley and Phillip J. Holcomb and Jonathan Grainger},
  journal={Journal of Neurolinguistics},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={281-300}
}
The present study examines language effects in second language learners. In three experiments participants monitored a stream of words for occasional probes from one semantic category and ERPs were recorded to non-probe critical items. In Experiment 1 L1 English participants who were university learners of French saw two lists of words blocked by language, one in French and one in English. We observed a large effect of language that mostly affected amplitudes of the N400 component, but starting… CONTINUE READING
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