Language and Social Cognition Lab @ Carleton University

2206A Dunton Tower

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa ON, K1S 5B6, Canada

 

olessia.jouravlev@carleton.ca

+1-613-520-2600 ext. 4148

 

Communicating in a non-native language (L2) is a challenging task, requiring mastery of vocabulary and grammar of the foreign language as well as knowledge of language-specific rules of social interaction. 

The objective of our research on multilingualism is to understand how multilinguals cope with cross-linguistic differences, how different languages are represented in their brains, whether multilingualism is associated with any cognitive advantages and/or disadvantages, what features of brain anatomy and function make someone a better learner of a foreign language, and why some individuals fail to learn a foreign language despite years of intensive foreign language instruction.