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Brain Imaging Studies and Vocabulary

  1. Mick Randall

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0107

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Randall, M. 2012. Brain Imaging Studies and Vocabulary. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Brain imaging studies, behavioral studies, and anatomical studies of brain lesions are the three principal methods of investigating the way the brain processes language.


  • bilingualism;
  • cognitive science;
  • neurolinguistics;
  • semantics;
  • vocabulary