[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE180100893]
Researchers Dr Natalia Egorova
Brief description This project aims to generate a novel neurobiological account of word learning, going beyond a simple mapping between words and objects and recognising the sensory and socio-communicative embedding of language. Capitalising on interdisciplinary approaches to research, this project will use state-of-the-art neuroimaging to reveal the neural architecture and mechanisms supporting contextualised sensory word learning. The results are expected to bring about a paradigm shift in the fields of neurobiology of language and learning, having a profound impact on the practice of language teaching and improvement of language functioning.
Funding Amount $366,403
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award