Ian Phillips

Ian Phillips
CUNY Graduate Center | CUNY · Program in Linguistics

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Understanding speech in noisy environments can be challenging and requires listeners to accurately segregate a target speaker from irrelevant background noise. An online SFG task with complex stimuli consisting of a sequence of inharmonic pure-tone chords was administered to 37 young, normal hearing adults, to have a more pure measure of auditory s...
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Difficulty perceiving phonological contrasts in a second language (L2) can impede initial L2 lexical learning. Such is the case for English speakers learning tonal languages, like Mandarin Chinese. Given the hypothesized role of reduced neuroplasticity in adulthood limiting L2 phonological perception, the current study examined whether transcutaneo...
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This paper begins by discussing new trends in the use of neurostimulation techniques in cognitive science and learning research, as well as the nascent research on their application in second language learning. To illustrate this, an experiment designed to investigate the impact of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS), which is delivered v...
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Two types of Spanish-English bilinguals were tested in an event-related potential (ERP) experiment on a contrast in the two languages exemplified in (1) and (2) in order to investigate linguistic permeability during processing of Spanish (1a and 2a). In Spanish, but not English, absence of the complementizer que is ungrammatical. (1) a. Qué hermana...

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