The Biological Basis for Language and Reading in Monolingual and Bilingual Infants, Children and Adults

The Biological Basis for Language and Reading in Monolingual and Bilingual Infants, Children and Adults

Questions: How does the brain processes two languages? What impact does the age of first bilingual exposure have on the bilingual’s capacity to process and read in two languages?

Goals: Uncover the biological foundations and environmental influences underlying linguistic and cognitive processing in monolingual and bilingual infants, children, and adults. Understand how the bilingual child learns to read and at what age bilingual exposure is most beneficial to a young reader.