Bimodal bilinguals co-activate both languages during spoken comprehension

@article{Shook2012BimodalBC,
  title={Bimodal bilinguals co-activate both languages during spoken comprehension},
  author={Anthony Shook and Viorica Marian},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={124},
  pages={314-324}
}
Bilinguals have been shown to activate their two languages in parallel, and this process can often be attributed to overlap in input between the two languages. The present study examines whether two languages that do not overlap in input structure, and that have distinct phonological systems, such as American Sign Language (ASL) and English, are also activated in parallel. Hearing ASL-English bimodal bilinguals' and English monolinguals' eye-movements were recorded during a visual world… CONTINUE READING

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