Cross-Linguistic Influence on Word Search in Tip-ofthe-Tongue States

  title={Cross-Linguistic Influence on Word Search in Tip-ofthe-Tongue States},
  author={PETER ECKE},
  • Published 2008
This study examined the effects of English as a second language (L2) vocabulary on native Spanish speakers’ word searches in Spanish (first language or L1). It analyzed word-finding problems, known as tip-of-thetongue states, in three groups of Spanish native speakers with different proficiency levels in English L2 and explored whether and to what extent English L2 words interact with and influence the retrieval of Spanish L1 words reported to be on the tip of the tongue. A tip-of-the-tongue… CONTINUE READING