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First language wires brain for later language-learning

Tue, 2015-12-01 11:45

Research also demonstrates brain's plasticity and ability to adapt to new language environments

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Contact: Lara Pierce
Organization: Dept. of Psychology, McGill University (English interviews)

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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L1 attrition meets L2 acquisition in successful late bilingualism: reference tracking and executive functions

Thu, 2015-10-01 10:00 - 11:30
Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Room 501 : CA, 1200 Pine Avenue West
Price: Free

Reference tracking requires the language user to both infer correct pronoun-referent mappings and dynamically update the discourse model following a change of referent status.

Bilingualism over the lifespan: Changing perspectives for an evolving field

Fri, 2014-10-24 08:03

<p>It’s a scene that plays out every day in Montreal. On the bus, in schools, in the office and at home, conversations weave seamlessly back and forth between French and English, or one of the many other languages represented on this multicultural island. It’s increasingly common to hear not two, but three different languages spoken in one short conversation.</p>

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Contact: Lisa Coady
Organization: Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music