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Recent experience with cognates and interlingual homographs in one language affects subsequent processing in another language

Poort, ED; Warren, JE; Rodd, JM; (2015) Recent experience with cognates and interlingual homographs in one language affects subsequent processing in another language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 10.1017/S1366728915000395. Green open access

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Abstract

This experiment shows that recent experience in one language influences subsequent processing of the same word-forms in a different language. Dutch–English bilinguals read Dutch sentences containing Dutch–English cognates and interlingual homographs, which were presented again 16 minutes later in isolation in an English lexical decision task. Priming produced faster responses for the cognates but slower responses for the interlingual homographs. These results show that language switching can influence bilingual speakers at the level of individual words, and require models of bilingual word recognition (e.g. BIA+) to allow access to word meanings to be modulated by recent experience.

Type: Article
Title: Recent experience with cognates and interlingual homographs in one language affects subsequent processing in another language
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S1366728915000395
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1366728915000395
Additional information: Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2015
Keywords: lexical decision, cognates, interlingual homographs, language switching, word-meaning priming
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Language and Cognition
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469188
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