Tag: bilingualism

Neurolinguistics Aspects of Second Language Acquisition

Fundamental breakthroughs in the neurosciences, combined with technical innovations for measuring brain activity, are shedding new light on the neural basis of second language (L2) processing, and on its relationship to native language processing (L1) (Perani & Abutalebi, 2005).  Over the past two decades, a large body of neuroimaging studies

Bilingual Lexical Activation in Sentence and Non-Sentence Context: a Study of Cross-Language Lexical Processing

Research on word recognition across languages has gained popularity in recent years, due to its overall bearing on the psycholinguistic account of language acquisition. To this end, this study was an attempt to demonstrate the differential influences of L2 proficiency, and type of context on the lexical recognition and retrieval of bilinguals. For