Brain potentials reveal semantic priming in both the 'active' and the 'non-attended' language of early bilinguals

@article{Martin2009BrainPR,
  title={Brain potentials reveal semantic priming in both the 'active' and the 'non-attended' language of early bilinguals},
  author={Clara D. Martin and Benjamin Dering and Enlli M. Thomas and Guillaume Thierry},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={326-33}
}
A key question in the study of bilingual functioning is whether both the languages known are active at all times or whether one language can be selectively inactivated when bilingual individuals are tuned to the other language. Psycholinguistic and neuroscientific investigations have provided inconsistent data regarding the level of semantic activation of the two languages, even in the case of highly proficient bilinguals. In the present study, highly proficient, early Welsh/English bilinguals… CONTINUE READING
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