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dc.contributor.authorO'Neil, Kiera G.R.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T18:08:45Z
dc.date.available2015-08-20T18:08:45Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/60758
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to investigate the influence of training strategy on adult second language vocabulary learning and the development and integration of second language semantic networks in the brain. English speaking participants completed a 10-day game-based training program (“LANGA”), in which they learned 72 French vocabulary words via two training strategies. Words were either paired directly with their associated meaning (“explicit” strategy) or taught in the form of a three-word sentence (“implicit” strategy). Following training, we observed increased recall and recognition of French vocabulary, as well as a significant N400 effect for mismatched word pairs, although this was limited to explicitly learned words. Images semantically related to learned words produced a reduced N400 compared to mismatched pairs, similar to effects observed native French speakers. Our results attest to the plasticity of adult brains and provide evidence for rapid integration of words into existing semantic networks, in a late learned language.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectEEGen_US
dc.subjectN400en_US
dc.subjectadult second language learningen_US
dc.subjectgame-trainingen_US
dc.titleGAME-BASED SECOND LANGUAGE VOCABULARY TRAINING: IMPLICATIONS FOR LEARNING OUTCOMES AND BRAIN FUNCTIONen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2015-07-24
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychology and Neuroscienceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Gail Eskesen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Lauren Petleyen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Helene Deaconen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Aaron Newmanen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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