Blinded by taboo words in L1 but not L2.

  title={Blinded by taboo words in L1 but not L2.},
  author={Katie L Colbeck and Jeffrey S. Bowers},
  volume={12 2},
The present study compares the emotionality of English taboo words in native English speakers and native Chinese speakers who learned English as a second language. Neutral and taboo/sexual words were included in a Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) task as to-be-ignored distracters in a short- and long-lag condition. Compared with neutral distracters, taboo/sexual distracters impaired the performance in the short-lag condition only. Of critical note, however, is that the performance of… CONTINUE READING