People

Stephanie Aedo Vega

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Language and Linguistics
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Language and Linguistics
 Stephanie Aedo Vega

Profile

Ask me about
  • Bilingualism
  • Lexical Processing
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language disorders

Biography

EFL/ESL teacher and BA in education, I have researched about word learning in bilinguals, mental lexicon, bilingualism and I am currently working on my PhD research about bilingualism and lexical processing in children with language disorders with the use of EEG technology.

Qualifications

  • BA in Teaching English as a Foreing Language (TEFL), BA in Education Universidad Catolica de la Santisima Concepcion, Chile (2015)

  • MA Psycholinguistics University of Essex (2018)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

MA Dissertation: Bilingual Brain Activation and language overlapping when using identical and non-identical cognates.

How words, called orthographically identical cognates, are processed and represented in the bilingual brain is not well understood. Brain activation of multiple languages and cross-linguistic overlapping is still a very small area of research. The present study used a lexical decision task, and brain data was gathered by using EEG to get information about how bilinguals categorise different “types” of words into word/non-words and in Spanish and English.

Supervisor: Dr. Laurel Lawyer

Contact

sa17132@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus