Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Audrey Farrugia-Bernard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
David C. Winters, Ph.D.
In exploring the neuroscience of second language acquisition, this literature review draws on published studies to discuss whether there is a "best" age to acquire a second language based on its impact on brain activity and structures of the brain. This project examines whether an individual's age of second language acquisition makes a significant impact on the brain that would impact other areas of that bilingual individual's life. This project then makes a connection to the topic's relevance in speech-language pathology through issues of referral and identification.
Cruz, Adrienne, "A review of the neuroscience of second language acquisition" (2017). Senior Honors Theses and Projects. 559.