Doctoral project: Language processing: domain general or domain specific? ERP studies of verbal and visual language processing in children with typical and atypical language processing
The purpose of the PhD project is to investigate whether language processing is specific to language or general for processing other types of sequences that contain hierarchical structure. The project will focus on children with typical development and developmental language disorder (DLD).
The results, from comparisons of electrophysiological measurements of the brain's processing of spoken language and of visually presented comic strips, are expected to be particularly important in increasing the understanding of DLD. An increased understanding of this disability, which affects as many as two children in each school class, is essential for innovative interventions.