Second language experience modulates neural specialization for first language lexical tones

Abstract

Recent neuroimaging studies have revealed distinct functional roles of left and right temporal lobe structures in the processing of lexical tones in Chinese. In the present study, we ask whether knowledge of a second language (English) modulates this pattern of activation in the perception of tonal contrasts. Twenty-four native Chinese speakers were… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2014.09.005

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