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Is bilingual lexical access influenced by language context?

Paulmann, S and Elston-Güttler, KE and Gunter, TC and Kotz, SA (2006) 'Is bilingual lexical access influenced by language context?' NeuroReport, 17 (7). 727 - 731. ISSN 0959-4965

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Using primed lexical decision, we measured reaction times and event-related brain potentials to targets that had German meanings (boss) of German-English interlingual homograph primes (chef). In an all-English experiment, we tested the effects of (1) global language context created by a first- or second-language film before the experiment, and (2) context over time, by analyzing the first and second experimental halves. We report significant reaction time and event-related potential priming of first-language meanings in the second-language experiment. The effects obtained despite block and context manipulations support and extend the nonselective access theory of bilingual word recognition. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 11:58
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 05:15

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