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Is bilingual lexical access influenced by language context?

Paulmann, Silke and Elston-Güttler, Kerrie E and Gunter, Thomas C and Kotz, Sonja A (2006) 'Is bilingual lexical access influenced by language context?' NeuroReport, 17 (7). pp. 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: event-related potential; false friends; interlingual homographs; language mode; L2; N400
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 11:58
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:30

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