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Unformatted text preview: 04/02/12 New slides on Language Comprehension 1 Recent research suggests learning a second language changes NATIVE language processing Takahashi et al (2011) studied Japanese school children, 4 or 5 years old, at end of 1 st year or 2 nd year of school Non-native exposure group 4 yr. olds had 15 minutes of English instruction a day for one school year; 5 yr. olds had one hour a day for second school year Control group consisted of children only exposed to Japanese ERP recording made as children listened to sentences in Japanese Children heard semantically congruent sentences such as My father eats an apple or semantically incongruent sentences such as My father eats a bathtub N400 observed in all four groups. In 5 yr. olds, N400 had faster and broader onset in children with English exposure 04/02/12 New slides on Language Comprehension 2 Sanford & Sturt (2002) suggest full parsing of sentences is often not done Good enough representation may be done without deep processing Verbal illusions (no head injury; Moses illusion) After an aircrash, where should the survivors be buried? Can a man marry his widows sister?Can a man marry his widows sister?...
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