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UT Science Forum -- Native-like Brain Processing of Foreign Languages in University Learners

Friday, 14 February, 2014

The UT Science Forum presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. On February 14, 2014, Dr. Harriet Wood Bowden, assistant professor of Spanish, Department of Linguistics, will speak on "It's Not Too Late: Native-like brain processing of foreign languages in university learners" from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Dr. Bowden will discuss findings from a study that examined how university foreign language Spanish learners process different aspects of the language. Results indicated that late learners of foreign language who have studied for several semesters and spend 1 or 2 semesters in study abroad programs showed substantial native-like brain processing of both lexical and grammatical aspects of Spanish.

The Science Forum is free and open to the public.

Location: Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena.

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Thompson-Boling Arena, Private Room C-D
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202
Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Contact

Sandra Allen McLean

Phone: (865) 607-5684
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