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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   10/2
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: Neurocognitive Approaches to Bilingualism: Asian languages
by Ping Li, David W Green
pp 117-119

The Universality of Symbolic Representation for Reading in Asian and Alphabetic Languages
by Ellen Bialystok, Gigi Luk
pp 121-129

Reading in Two Writing Systems: Accommodation and assimilation of the brain's reading network
by Charles A Perfetti, Ying Liu, Julie Fiez, Jessica Nelson, Donald J. Bolger, Li-Hai Tan
pp 131-146

Neural Plasticity in Speech Acquisition and Learning
by Yang Zhang, Yue Wang
pp 147-160

ERP Signatures of Subject–Verb Agreement in L2 Learning
by Lang Chen, Hua Shu, Youyi Liu, Jingjing Zhao, Ping Li
pp 161-174

Cross-Linguistic Influence on Brain Activation During Second Language Processing: An fMRI study
by Hyeonjeong Jeong, Motoaki Sugiura, Yuko Sassa, Satoru Yokoyama, Kaoru Horie, Shigeru Sato, Masato Taira, Ryuta Kawashima
pp 175-187

Exploring Cross-Linguistic Vocabulary Effects on Brain Structures Using Voxel-Based Morphometry
by David W Green, Jenny Crinion, Cathy J. Price
pp 189-199

Oral Reading in Bilingual Aphasia: Evidence from Mongolian and Chinese
by Brendan Stuart Weekes, I Fan Su, Wengang Yin, Xihong Zhang
pp 201-210

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 18.2200