04-09 Lecture Slides (Final)

But several mechanisms help us overcome the challenge

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Unformatted text preview: than sudden, decline in mastery levels There are considerable individual differences Some people demonstrate near- native attainment after puberty ¨༊  Some factors benefit late L2 acquisition (at least pronunciation) A clear negative relationship ¨༊  n༆  Musical ability (Slevc & Miyake, 2006) No relationship Johnson & Newport’s (1989) study on L2 syntax 2 Main Points of Today’s Lecture n༆  Although the left hemisphere is dominant for language, the right hemisphere also plays an important role n༆  Damage to certain parts of the left hemisphere causes deficits in language production (= aphasia) n༆  Several characteristics of regular speech makes speech perception a challenge task But several mechanisms help us overcome the challenge ¨༊  Prosody, non- literal aspects of language (e.g., jokes) ¨༊  Broca’s aphasia vs. Wernicke’s aphasia n༆  ¨༊  Top- down influence, coarticulation, categorical perception, support from visual input (McGurk effect) Hemispheric Specialization (covered on 01/31) n༆  Functions dominant in the left hemisphere Many aspects of language processing ¨༊  The processing of...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2014 for the course PSYC 2145 taught by Professor Cheriking during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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