Language control in bilinguals: The adaptive control hypothesis

  title={Language control in bilinguals: The adaptive control hypothesis},
  author={David W. Green and Jubin Abutalebi},
  booktitle={Journal of cognitive psychology},
Speech comprehension and production are governed by control processes. We explore their nature and dynamics in bilingual speakers with a focus on speech production. Prior research indicates that individuals increase cognitive control in order to achieve a desired goal. In the adaptive control hypothesis we propose a stronger hypothesis: Language control processes themselves adapt to the recurrent demands placed on them by the interactional context. Adapting a control process means changing a… CONTINUE READING
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