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Andersson, A., Blomberg, F. & Gullberg, M. (2019). Crosslinguistic influence in the processing of L2 verb semantics?: An auditory ERP study. In: EuroSLA 29, The 29th Conference of the European Second Language Association: Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at The 29th conference of the European Second Language Association, EuroSLA 29, August 28-31, 2019, Lund, Sweden (pp. 235-235). Lund University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crosslinguistic influence in the processing of L2 verb semantics?: An auditory ERP study
2019 (English)In: EuroSLA 29, The 29th Conference of the European Second Language Association: Book of Abstracts, Lund University , 2019, p. 235-235Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund University, 2019
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Humanities, Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-92596 (URN)
Conference
The 29th conference of the European Second Language Association, EuroSLA 29, August 28-31, 2019, Lund, Sweden
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-11Bibliographically approved
Blomberg, F., Gullberg, M. & Andersson, A. (2019). First language matters: An auditory ERP study of crosslinguistic influence effects on semantic processing. In: SNL 2019, August 20-22, Helsinki, Finland: Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. Paper presented at The Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, SNL 2019, August 20-22, 2019, Helsinki, Finland (pp. 229-230). Society for the Neurobiology of Language
Open this publication in new window or tab >>First language matters: An auditory ERP study of crosslinguistic influence effects on semantic processing
2019 (English)In: SNL 2019, August 20-22, Helsinki, Finland: Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Society for the Neurobiology of Language , 2019, p. 229-230Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Society for the Neurobiology of Language, 2019
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Humanities, Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-92594 (URN)
Conference
The Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, SNL 2019, August 20-22, 2019, Helsinki, Finland
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-11Bibliographically approved
Andersson, A., Sayehli, S. & Gullberg, M. (2019). Language background affects online word order processing in a second language but not offline. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 22(4), 802-825
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Language background affects online word order processing in a second language but not offline
2019 (English)In: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, ISSN 1366-7289, E-ISSN 1469-1841, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 802-825Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines possible crosslinguistic influence on basic word order processing in a second language (L2). Targeting Swedish V2 word order we investigate adult German learners (+V2 in the L1) and English learners (-V2 in the L1) of Swedish who are matched for proficiency. We report results from two offline behavioural tasks (written production, metalinguistic judgments), and online processing as measured by event-related potentials (ERPs). All groups showed sensitivity to word order violations behaviourally and neurocognitively. Behaviourally, the learners differed from the native speakers only on judgements. Crucially, they did not differ from each other. Neurocognitively, all groups showed a similar increased centro-parietal P600 ERP-effect, but German learners (+V2) displayed more nativelike anterior ERP-effects than English learners (-V2). The results suggest crosslinguistic influence in that the presence of a similar word order in the L1 can facilitate online processing in an L2-- even if no offline behavioural effects are discerned.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2019
Keywords
Event-related potentials, LAN/P600, frontal positivity, word order, crosslinguistic influence
National Category
Psychology Languages and Literature
Research subject
Social Sciences, Psychology; Humanities, Swedish as a Second Language
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75289 (URN)10.1017/S1366728918000573 (DOI)000475938800020 ()2-s2.0-85049552200 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Hansson, K., Blomberg, F., Cohn, N. & Andersson, A. (2019). Processing of verbal and visual language structure: Applying the visual language paradigm on children with and without developmental language disorders. In: : . Paper presented at European Group for Child Language Disorders, Tel Aviv.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Processing of verbal and visual language structure: Applying the visual language paradigm on children with and without developmental language disorders
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-92593 (URN)
Conference
European Group for Child Language Disorders, Tel Aviv
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-11
Andersson, A., Blomberg, F., Cohn, N. & Hansson, K. (2019). The First Step to Study Neurophysiological Processing of Visual and Verbal Language in Children with Developmental Language Disorder. In: : . Paper presented at The 40th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, June 6-8, 2019, Madison, Wisconsin..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The First Step to Study Neurophysiological Processing of Visual and Verbal Language in Children with Developmental Language Disorder
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-92591 (URN)
Conference
The 40th Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, June 6-8, 2019, Madison, Wisconsin.
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-11
Blomberg, F., Hansson, K., Cohn, N. & Andersson, A. (2019). Verbal and visual language structure: A study of children with developmental language disorder probing domain general processing. In: Lund Symposium on Cognition, Communication and Learning, May 24-26, 2019, Lund, Sweden: . Paper presented at Lund Symposium on Cognition, Communication and Learning, May 24-26, 2019, Lund, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Verbal and visual language structure: A study of children with developmental language disorder probing domain general processing
2019 (English)In: Lund Symposium on Cognition, Communication and Learning, May 24-26, 2019, Lund, Sweden, 2019Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-92588 (URN)
Conference
Lund Symposium on Cognition, Communication and Learning, May 24-26, 2019, Lund, Sweden
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-11
Andersson, A., Sanders, L. D., Coch, D., Karns, C. M. & Neville, H. J. (2018). Anterior and posterior ERP rhyming effects in 3- to 5-year-old children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 178-190
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anterior and posterior ERP rhyming effects in 3- to 5-year-old children
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2018 (English)In: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, ISSN 1878-9293, E-ISSN 1878-9307, Vol. 30, p. 178-190Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During early literacy skills development, rhyming is an important indicator of the phonological precursors required for reading. To determine if neural signatures of rhyming are apparent in early childhood, we recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) from 3- to 5-year-old, preliterate children (N = 62) in an auditory prime-target nonword rhyming paradigm (e.g., bly-gry, blane-vox). Overall, nonrhyming targets elicited a larger negativity (N450) than rhyming targets over posterior regions. In contrast, rhyming targets elicited a larger negativity than nonrhyming targets over fronto-lateral sites. The amplitude of the two rhyming effects was correlated, such that a larger posterior effect occurred with a smaller anterior effect. To determine whether these neural signatures of rhyming related to phonological awareness, we divided the children into two groups based on phonological awareness scores while controlling for age and socioeconomic status. The posterior rhyming effect was stronger and more widely distributed in the group with better phonological awareness, whereas differences between groups for the anterior effect were small and not significant. This pattern of results suggests that the rhyme processes indexed by the anterior effect are developmental precursors to those indexed by the posterior effect. Overall, these findings demonstrate early establishment of distributed neurocognitive networks for rhyme processing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Rhyming effect Event-related potentials Phonological awareness Preschoolers Nonword processing
National Category
Languages and Literature Psychology Learning
Research subject
Humanities, English; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Education; Social Sciences, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70867 (URN)10.1016/j.dcn.2018.02.011 (DOI)000432146500021 ()29554639 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85044004380 (Scopus ID)
Funder
NIH (National Institute of Health), NIDC RO1 DC000481
Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Andersson, A. (2017). Second language acquisition in children and adults: ERP studies of phonological awareness, semantics, and syntax. In: Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) Colloquium 2017: . Paper presented at Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) Colloquium 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Second language acquisition in children and adults: ERP studies of phonological awareness, semantics, and syntax
2017 (English)In: Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) Colloquium 2017, 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Whereas behavioral studies of L2 acquisition in children are abundant little is known about second language (L2) processing in development neurocognitively. Indeed, neurocognitive studies of L2 processing typically are limited to adults with several years of exposure, who may use general cognitive mechanisms to compensate for any difficulties in L2 processing. Research on bilingual adults suggests that age of acquisition (AoA) and proficiency have different effects on different aspects of L2 processing. In addition to AoA and proficiency, neurocognitive studies have also reported on crosslinguistic influence (CLI) in morphosyntactic L2 processing. These studies typically report that learners display nativelike L2-processing when structures are similar to that of their own native language.

I will present studies where we recorded event-related brain potentials (ERPs) in order to index processing of phonological awareness (Rhyming effect: RE), semantics (N400), and syntax (LAN, P600) in bilingual and monolingual children 6-8 years of age. In addition, I will present a study of CLI effects of processing of L2-syntax. Even though behaviorally, bilingual children with an average AoA of 4 years had lower English proficiency than monolingual children, proficiency predicted similar differences in ERPs across groups. However, other differences in the ERPs waveforms were related to AoA rather than proficiency. These differences were restricted to phonological awareness and syntax. Adults with similar L2-Swedish proficiency differed in their processing depending on if their first language had similar syntax (verb second, German learners) or not (English learners).

The results from the studies that will be presented suggest early acquisition is important for processing of rhyming and for more automatic syntactic processing while proficiency is important for semantics and for controlled aspects of syntactic processing in children and that CLI can affect syntactic processing in late adult learners of a language.

Keywords
L2, talk, ERP, language processing, children, adults, bilingual
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70846 (URN)
Conference
Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) Colloquium 2017
Note

Invited Talk

Available from: 2018-03-08 Created: 2018-03-08 Last updated: 2018-05-11Bibliographically approved
Andersson, A. (2017). Snabbast eller bäst?. Förskoletidningen (4), 27-29
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Snabbast eller bäst?
2017 (Swedish)In: Förskoletidningen, ISSN 0348-0364, no 4, p. 27-29Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vuxna lär sig andraspråk snabbast medan barn blir bäst. Detta gäller speciellt språkljud men också grammatik och meningsbyggnad.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Förskoletidningen, 2017
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities, Swedish Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75298 (URN)
Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Andersson, A. (2017). Standing avocados, or when ratings of sentences and brain processing tells different stories. In: LU Humanities Lab 10 years 2017: A celebratory symposium October 19, 2017 : How Lund University Humanities Lab has changed research. Paper presented at A celebratory symposium October 19, 2017 : How Lund University Humanities Lab has changed research. Lund: Lund University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Standing avocados, or when ratings of sentences and brain processing tells different stories
2017 (English)In: LU Humanities Lab 10 years 2017: A celebratory symposium October 19, 2017 : How Lund University Humanities Lab has changed research, Lund: Lund University , 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lund University, 2017
Keywords
CBL, placement verbs, Swedish
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities, Swedish
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70843 (URN)
Conference
A celebratory symposium October 19, 2017 : How Lund University Humanities Lab has changed research
Note

Invited Talk at the 10th anniversary of Lund University Humanities Laboratory.

Available from: 2018-03-08 Created: 2018-03-08 Last updated: 2018-03-14Bibliographically approved
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