Novice learners , longitudinal designs , and event-related potentials : A means for exploring the neurocognition of second-language processing

@inproceedings{Osterhout2006NoviceL,
  title={Novice learners , longitudinal designs , and event-related potentials : A means for exploring the neurocognition of second-language processing},
  author={Lee Osterhout and Judith Mclaughlin and Ilona Pitk{\"a}nen},
  year={2006}
}
Research on the neurobiology of second language (L2) learning has historically focused on localization questions and relied on cross-sectional designs. Here, we describe an alternative paradigm involving longitudinal studies of adult, novice learners who are progressing through an introductory sequence of classroom-based L2 instruction. The goal of this paradigm is to determine how much L2 exposure is needed before learners incorporate L2 knowledge into their online comprehension processes, as… CONTINUE READING

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