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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)
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)
Roderick-by now all of you are more of a family than a publishing house. I am also very fortunate to have met Jenny Leeman, a linguist and a professional photographer, who knew exactly how my incoherent explanations might translate into a cover photograph that pays tribute to the first people who began the systematic examination of the relation­ sh ip(More)