The organisation of the bilingual lexicon: a PET study

  title={The organisation of the bilingual lexicon: a PET study},
  author={Ria de Bleser and Peter Dupont and Johannes Postler and Guy Bormans and M Debrock},
  journal={Journal of Neurolinguistics},
In the literature on bilingualism, cognate relatedness has been shown to interact with proficiency in the foreign language such that cognate items are a measure of higher mastery than non-cognate ones. Systematic variation of these items in an activation study thus allows inter-subject control of different proficiency levels in the same bilingual subject. A positron emission tomography (PET) experiment was conducted with 11 Belgian subjects who were native speakers of Flemish/Dutch and had good… CONTINUE READING

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