Second Language Acquisition

The ability to speak a second language is highly valuable, and while children seem to do this with relative ease, this task is extremely challenging for adults. A major component of my research programme has been to understand why adults struggle to master a second language. To that end, I have conducted research aiming to understand how adults learn and process a second language, and how these processes differ from learning and processing a native language.

Kailen Shantz
Data Scientist | Linguist


(2018). Event-related brain potentials and language: The N's and P's. Forthcoming in The Bilingual Brain Unwrapped.

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