IDEALAB

International Doctorate for
Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain

  • Miren Arantzeta
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    m.arantzeta.perez [at] rug.nl

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    My current research project focuses on sentence comprehension in people with aphasia due to stroke, and unimpaired speakers of a highly inflected and free word order language, (Basque), and/or a less inflected and flexible word order language, (Spanish). It includes a series of studies on bilingual and monolingual speakers in order to consider a) how language-specific properties influence sentence comprehension; b) cross-linguistic transferability of sentence parsing mechanisms in bilingual speakers; c) potential bilingual advantage in sentence comprehension abilities due to enhancement of executive functions, and d) self-monitoring abilities, and consequently, error awareness in sentence comprehension. It combines behavioural (response accuracy and reaction time) and eye-tracking methods.

    Supervisors:
    Prof. dr. Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen)
    Prof. dr. David Howard (Newcastle University)
    Prof. dr. Janet Webster (Newcastle University)
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