Seminars in Hearing and Communication Sciences (SHACS) Talk: Lee Osterhout (02/01/13)

Lee OsterhoutSEMINARS IN HEARING AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

What the Brain’s Electrical Activity Can Tell Us About How We Learn (And Forget) a Second Language

Lee Osterhout, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Washington; Seattle, WA

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013
3:30PM, IN EEG 001

Recent societal changes in transportation and communication have placed a premium on multilingualism. Unfortunately, learning a second language in adulthood is famously difficult, and retaining it over time can be even more challenging. Understanding the factors that underlie L2 acquisition, retention, and attrition has considerable social value. I will describe research demonstrating the unique sensitivities of ERPs to both the acquisition and attrition of a second language.

For further information, please contact Carolyn Higgins at crh25@u.washington.edu206 616-4105 or Heather Gee atHGEE7@u.washington.edu206 616.7547.

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