Designing Research on Bilingual Development

Behavioral and Neurolinguistic Experiments

  • Monika S. Schmid
  • Sanne M. Berends
  • Christopher Bergmann
  • Susanne M. Brouwer
  • Nienke Meulman
  • Bregtje J. Seton
  • Simone A. Sprenger
  • Laurie A. Stowe

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Linguistics book series (SBIL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Monika S. Schmid
    Pages 1-12
  3. Bregtje J. Seton, Laurie A. Stowe
    Pages 29-36
  4. Christopher Bergmann
    Pages 37-53
  5. Sanne M. Berends, Susanne M. Brouwer, Simone A. Sprenger
    Pages 55-80
  6. Nienke Meulman, Bregtje J. Seton, Laurie A. Stowe, Monika S. Schmid
    Pages 81-107

About this book

Introduction

This volume offers an in-depth description and discussion of research design for a large-scale investigation of bilingual development. It introduces and justifies a range of theoretical and methodological innovations, discusses some of the problems that come with these and proposes practical solutions. The present volume introduces a research design intended to capture a wide range of linguistic data, elicited by means of behavioral tasks, neuroimageing data and free speech from both second language learners and first language attriters of two languages (Dutch and German) representing a wide range of language combinations and ages of onset. Gathering and analyzing such a range of data comes with a multiplicity of problems, many of them linked to the fact that similar tests have to be designed across a range of languages and measurements will have to occur in various locations. The current volume presents a research design appropriate to these questions, discussing the methodological challenges of such a study. It offers advice on how to construct experimental materials which are parallel across different languages set up a protocol for additional measures which can be applied across a wide range of participants combine data from different labs when using different ERP equipment and different eyetrackers.

Keywords

Analysis of large datasets in second language acquisition Cognitive and neuroimaging experimental measures Construction of experimental materials in L2 EEG technique ERP Eyetracking First language attrition Grammatical gender Large datasets in bilingual development Measuring proficiency in free speech Methodology for linguistic research Neurolinguistic investigation of bilingualism P600/N400 Research protocols for bilingualism Second language acquisition

Authors and affiliations

  • Monika S. Schmid
    • 1
  • Sanne M. Berends
    • 2
  • Christopher Bergmann
    • 3
  • Susanne M. Brouwer
    • 4
  • Nienke Meulman
    • 5
  • Bregtje J. Seton
    • 6
  • Simone A. Sprenger
    • 7
  • Laurie A. Stowe
    • 8
  1. 1.Centre for Research in Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi),Dept. of Language & LinguisticsUniversity of EssexColchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Center for Language and Cognition, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Center for Language and Cognition, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Special Education: Cognitive and Motor DisabilitieUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Center for Language and Cognition, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Center for Language and Cognition, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  7. 7.Center for Language and Cognition, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  8. 8.Center for Language and Cognition, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11529-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11528-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11529-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-0009
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-0017
  • About this book