This is a large-scale 5-year neuroimaging study in looking at how
children learning two languages learn to read from kindergarten
to 3rd grade in immersion programs. Our participants include
Spanish and Cantonese speakers learning to read in English and in
their native languages, and English speakers learning to read in
English as well as Spanish or Cantonese. The theoretical goal is
to test and evaluate models of literacy acquisition through
behavioral assessments and neuro-imaging techniques. In addition,
we are studying the impact that learning multiple languages
may have on cognition.
Li, H., Kepinska, O., Caballero, J.N., Zekelman, L., Marks, R.,
Uchikoshi, Y., Kovelman, I., Hoeft, F. (2021). Decoding the role
of the cerebellum in the early stages of reading acquisition.
Cortex. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2021.02.033