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Incidental changes in orthographic processing in the native language as a function of learning a new language late in life
(Taylor & Francis Group, 2020)
Acquiring a second alphabetic language also entails learning a new set of orthographic rules and specific patterns of grapheme combinations (namely, the orthotactics). The present longitudinal study aims to investigate ...
Similar Conceptual Mapping of Novel Objects in Mixed- and Single-Language Contexts in Fluent Basque-Spanish Bilinguals
(John Wiley & Sons, 2020)
Participants learned the meaning of novel objects by listening to two complementary definitions while watching videos of the new object, in a single‐language context (all in Spanish) or a mixed‐language context (one ...
Better to Be Alone than in Bad Company: Cognate Synonyms Impair Word Learning
The effects of cognate synonymy in L2 word learning are explored. Participants learned the names of well-known concrete concepts in a new fictional language following a picture-word association paradigm. Half of the ...
Recycling in Babel: The Impact of Foreign Languages in Rule Learning
Environmental decisions and prosocial behaviors have been shown to be emotionally mediated, and language is at the core of emotions. The language context can alter the way decisions are made, and using a foreign language ...
¡Hola! Nice to Meet You: Language Mixing and Biographical Information Processing
In bilingual communities, social interactions take place in both single- and mixed-language contexts. Some of the information shared in multilingual conversations, such as interlocutors’ personal information, is often ...