Neural convergence for language comprehension and grammatical class production in highly proficient bilinguals is independent of age of acquisition.

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In bilinguals, native (L1) and second (L2) languages are processed by the same neural resources that can be modulated by age of second language acquisition (AOA), proficiency level, and daily language exposure and usage. AOA seems to particularly affect grammar processing, where a complete neural convergence has been shown only in bilinguals with parallel… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.04.009

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