2016 - 19th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

The Role of Language Experience and Learning Strategies in Novel Language Learning using Eye-Tracking and ERPs

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Nylsa Mejia, LakeForest CollegeFollow

Location

Meyer Auditorium

Abstract

Previous research has shown that multilinguals are more adept at learning new languages than monolinguals. Previous research also suggests that those who learn languages faster, especially when learning Chinese characters, may employ different learning strategies than slower learners. The current study examines how both factors -- language experience and learning strategies -- relate to students’ success at mastering a set of Japanese kanji characters and their English translations. Analysis of the N170 event-related brain potentials and the patterns of eye movements should reveal differences between faster versus slower learners and monolinguals versus multilinguals.

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-5-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

4-5-2016 3:45 PM

Panel

Mind your Eyes and Cues

Panel Moderator

Linda Horwitz

Field of Study for Presentation

Neuroscience

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The Role of Language Experience and Learning Strategies in Novel Language Learning using Eye-Tracking and ERPs

Meyer Auditorium

Previous research has shown that multilinguals are more adept at learning new languages than monolinguals. Previous research also suggests that those who learn languages faster, especially when learning Chinese characters, may employ different learning strategies than slower learners. The current study examines how both factors -- language experience and learning strategies -- relate to students’ success at mastering a set of Japanese kanji characters and their English translations. Analysis of the N170 event-related brain potentials and the patterns of eye movements should reveal differences between faster versus slower learners and monolinguals versus multilinguals.