Linguistics Colloquium: Tanja Rinker

27/11/2018 - 14:00 - 15:30

Tanja Rinker, University of Tübingen

Title: Neurophysiological correlates of phonological processing in bilingual children and in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

Abstract: The Mismatch Negativity (MMN; Näätänen et al., 1978; Näätänen et al., 2007) and the T-complex (Wolpaw & Penry (1975) both belong to the early auditory evoked potential (AEP). Both neurophysiological responses have been shown to be sensitive to language impairment as well as to bilingual experience (e.g. Bishop et al., 2012; Shafer et al., 2011; Wagner et al., 2013). In this talk, I will first present data from a comparative study that was conducted in Germany and the US with Turkish-German and with Spanish-English children. In a next step, I will compare the data of bilingual children to those of monolingual children with and without Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Implications of the findings will be discussed.


Place: Building 507 room 106


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