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202011.19 Neural mechanisms of language learning from social contexts (Paper Publication) Posted in RESEARCH

Humans learn languages in real-life situations by integrating multiple signals, including linguistic forms, meanings, and speakers' actions and intentions. However, little is known about the neural bases underlying the social learning of a second language (L2) in adults. To answer this question, we investigated brain mechanisms underlying social learning compared to transitional translation learning using fMRI. Based on our findings, we argue that social learning may strengthen the link from new L2 forms to rich L2 semantic representations wherein memory properties are embodied, multimodal, and richly contextualized. (Jeong)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0093934X20301334

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