McGill project wins digging into Data Challenge

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Professor Morgan Sonderegger of the Department of Linguistics, is part of an international team that has recently been awarded $897,000 in funding through the Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge, to develop and apply user-friendly software for large-scale speech analysis, investigating how English speech has changed over time and space, and across dialects.

First language wires brain for later language-learning


In a paper published recently in Nature Communications, researchers from McGill and the Montreal Neurological Institute describe their discovery that even brief, early exposure to a language influences how the brain processes sounds from a second language later in life. Even when the first language learned is no longer spoken.