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A recent study by Keysar, Hayakawa, and An (2012) suggests that "thinking in a foreign language" may reduce decision biases because a foreign language provides a greater emotional distance than a native tongue. The possibility of such "disembodied" cognition is of great interest for theories of affect and cognition and for many other areas of psychological(More)
Languages differ in the way they package elements of the world into words, which poses a challenge for bilinguals. We examined word use patterns for common household objects for late-immersed Chinese-English bilinguals to investigate how the bilingual lexical network develops when the first language is fully mature at the time of second-language immersion.(More)
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The main purpose of the present paper is to draw attention to contexts where two conceptions of linguistic rights—the rights of languages and the rights of speakers—come into conflict. To illustrate such conflict, I will examine justifications of language laws adopted in two post-Soviet countries, Latvia and Ukraine. I will begin with an overview of Soviet(More)
Tire purpose ofthe presentpaper is to bring together several studies in an emerging area of inquiry-s-that oj second language (L2) influence on the first language (L1) in adulthood-sin order to reconceptualize the findings within a unitary theoreticalframework. Previous research has convincingly establishedthat L2 may influence and even overtake LJ ill(More)
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