The method of event-related brain potentials in language acquisition research
Claudia Männel, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig/Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité University Medicine Berlin
Over the past decades, the method of event-related brain potentials (ERP) has been employed as a powerful tool in developmental research. In the current workshop, we will discuss the use of this method in language acquisition research. In the first part I will introduce some basic concepts, covering the neural origins of ERPs, recording and analysis principles, and interpretation of ERP components. In the second part, we will then focus on language-related ERP components and, in more detail, learn how ERP experiments can be applied to study developmental trajectories and inter-individual differences in language acquisition.
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