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UIC TiL: Harriet Wood Bowden

Greetings everyone!

Dr. Harriet Wood Bowden from the University of
Tennessee will be giving a talk entitled “Native-like brain processing of
L2 in college learners: Evidence from event-related potentials (ERPs)”.
See abstract below.

The talk will take place in University Hall 1750 at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 4th, 2012.

We hope to see everyone there!


Is it possible to attain native-like brain processing of a late-learned
second language (L2) as a typical college-level language learner? What is
the trajectory of lexical and grammatical neurocognitive processing in
such learners? I will present results from a study designed to shed light
on these questions. This study used event-related potentials (ERPs) to
examine the neurocognition of lexical and grammatical processing of L2
Spanish in two groups of college-level learners, as compared to native
(L1) Spanish speakers. The two L2 groups represented the beginning and
end-points of college-level learners. Results suggest that not only
experience and proficiency but also the type of grammatical structure in
question influence the attainment of native-like processing.Native-like
brain processing of L2 in college learners: Evidence from event-related
potentials (ERPs)

For more information, contact: Daniel Vergara (dverga3@uic.edu), Sergio
Ramos (sramos@uic.edu) or Bernie Issa (issa2@uic.edu).

Conference: UIC Bilingualism Forum

We are proud to announce the 2011 UIC Bilingualism Forum, to be held here at the University of Illinois at Chicago, April 14-15.

The UIC Bilingualism Forum is dedicated to research in any area related to bilingualism: theoretical linguistics, codeswitching, SLA, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive sciences, heritage acquisition, bilingual acquisition, etc. Presentations will be 20 minutes each with 10 minutes for discussion.

Keynote Speakers

  • Marcel den Dikken, City University of New York
  • Michael Ullman, Georgetown University

Call For Papers

  • Deadline for submission of abstract: 12/1/2010
  • Acceptance response by: 1/15/2011
  • 2 page anonymous abstract including examples and references
  • 1 separate page with name, title, and affiliation
  • Abstract should be submitted via Linguist List