A functional imaging study of translation and language switching.

  title={A functional imaging study of translation and language switching.},
  author={Cathy J. Price and David W. Green and R von Studnitz},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={122 ( Pt 12)},
The neural systems underlying translation and language switching were investigated using PET. Proficient German-English adult bilinguals were scanned whilst either translating or reading visually presented words in German (L1), English (L2) or alternating L1/L2. We refer to alternating L1/L2 as 'switching'. The results revealed contrasting patterns of activation for translation and switching, suggesting at least partially independent mechanisms. Translation, but not switching, increased… CONTINUE READING
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