Child Brain and Language
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How many neurons in the brain?
How many synaptic connections in the brain?
How many in kids vs. adults?
- 2X as many in children
_______ is high in the child brain.
Children have an especially ________ brain.
infants are considered __________ since they can distinguish phonemes of all languages.
"citizens of the world"
by ____ months, babies are considered __________ because they can only distinguish phonemes of their own language.
- "citizens of a country"
at ____ months, babies use both hemispheres for language.
by ___ months, babies have language lateralization/specialization.
Language lateralization to the left hemisphere arises from _________ not __________.
Post damage, the right hemisphere can assume some language responsibility, but is not nearly as __________.
___________ is inherent, but _________ must be learned/taught.
How many brain areas involved in reading?
impaired ability to process written language despite normal intelligence
Does L1 and L2 lateralize equally in bilingual children?
No, L1 lateralizes before L2 lateralizes.
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