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7. This result contrasts with native-like identiﬁcation and discrimination of these vowels in behavioral tasks by these early L2 learners. As expected, the MMN is absent for ﬁrst-language (L1) Spanish speakers who know little English, because they have had little or no experience with these phonemes until late in life. These results suggest that early L2 learners need attention for native-like performance, and thus show less automaticity in processing. , 1999; Winkler, Kujala, Alku, & Naatanen, 2003).
2). , 2000). These maturational changes in brain neurobiology will affect processing of speech and language stimuli. One challenge in developmental neurobiology is to tease apart which changes are due to general maturation and which are related to learning a speciﬁc language; in other words, what aspects of development are related to environmental input versus genetic instruction. Higher levels of processing are increasingly dependent on input (Greenough, Black, & Wallace, 1987; Knudsen, 2004).
2004, for discussion). The few studies that have examined ERPs to morphosyntax in young children also suggest slow maturation of function in these regions. Young children do not exhibit the typical eLAN and LAN observed in adults. , 2004). 6. , 2004). The early positivity is no longer present in these older children. The SAPs observed to the function word “the” in stories are also more posterior for children than adults, perhaps reﬂecting 36 Valerie L. 6 Four-year-old children show an early positivity and later negativity, unlike adults, to the nonsense syllable (ko) replacing the function word “the” in stories.