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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)
The goal of this paper is to discuss the role of emotion-related factors in language choice in bi-and multilingual families. Most of the time, factors other than emotions govern language choice and use in such families, among them language dominance, social context and linguistic competence of the interlocutors. However, quantitative and qualitative(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)
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)
A bilingual's two lexicons are linked rather than isolated from each other. An implication of this linkage is that the contents of one might influence the contents of the other. We examined naming of common household objects by early, childhood, and late Russian-English bilinguals to assess a possible second language (L2) English influence on first language(More)
VIAL is an international and peer-reviewed journal which is indexed and abstracted in CINDOC (Centro de Información y Documentación Científica), ERIH Abstract This paper clarifies the meaning and scope of the Conceptual Transfer Hypothesis, explores its historical roots, and shows how it relates to but also differs from the Thinking for Speaking Hypothesis(More)