Examining language switching in bilinguals: The role of preparation time

Michela Mosca*, Harald Clahsen

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    Abstract

    Much research on language control in bilinguals has relied on the interpretation of the costs of switching between two languages. Of the two types of costs that are linked to language control, switching costs are assumed to be transient in nature and modulated by trial-specific manipulations (e.g., by preparation time), while mixing costs are supposed to be more stable and less affected by trial-specific manipulations. The present study investigated the effect of preparation time on switching and mixing costs, revealing that both types of costs can be influenced by trial-specific manipulations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)415-424
    Number of pages10
    JournalBilingualism
    Volume19
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

    Keywords

    • Bilingual language switching
    • mixing costs
    • picture naming
    • preparation time
    • switching costs

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