Introduction to fMRI research and applications to L2 phonology

Dirk den Ouden, Ph.D.              Julius Fridriksson
Neurolinguistics Laboratory     Aphasia Laboratory
University of South Carolina    University of South Carolina 

Description of workshop:

This workshop will provide an introduction to functional MRI, with an emphasis on research designs that are relevant and applicable to the study of second-language acquisition of phonology. For the latter part of the workshop, a limited number of participants will visit the MRI scanner at the McCausland Center of Richland Memorial Hospital (a short shuttle ride from campus) and conduct a sample fMRI experiment in the field of Spanish or Portuguese L2 acquisition. The analysis and results of this experiment, in which workshop attendees are invited to participate, will be presented on a separate day during the main conference.