Tid: Tisdagen 29 augusti 2017, kl. 13:00-15:00
Plats: F220, Södra huset, Frescati

Abstract
In this talk, I will discuss how preverbal infants adapt differently, at the behavioral and neural levels, to their monolingual or bilingual environments. The neural adaptation in monolingual and bilingual infants is already evident during the first months of life. Also, how monolingual and bilingual infants distribute their attentional resources across novel vs. familiar linguistic information begin to differ by the first year of life. Finally, I will discuss that this early adaptation to a bilingual environment mostly enables bilingual infants to perceptually discriminate languages, however direct evidence supporting functional language separation at the early stages of acquisition is lacking.

Monika Molnar, University of Toronto, Canada

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