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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Academic Paper


Title: 'The impact of bilingualism on the executive control and orienting networks of attention'
Author: MireiaHernández
Institution: 'Universitat de Barcelona'
Author: AlbertCosta
Institution: 'Universitat Pompeu Fabra'
Author: LuisJFuentes
Institution: 'Universidad de Murcia'
Author: AnaBVivas
Institution: 'City Liberal Studies: Affiliated Institution of the University of Sheffield'
Author: NúriaSebastián-Gallés
Institution: 'Universitat Pompeu Fabra'
Linguistic Field: 'Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics'
Abstract: The main objective of this article is to provide new evidence regarding the impact of bilingualism on the attentional system. We approach this goal by assessing the effects of bilingualism on the executive and orienting networks of attention. In Experiment 1, we compared young bilingual and monolingual adults in a numerical version of the Stroop task, which allowed the assessment of the executive control network. We observed more efficient performance in the former group, which showed both reduced Stroop Interference and larger Stroop Facilitation Effects relative to the latter. Conversely, Experiment 2, conducted with a visual cueing task in order to assess the orienting network, revealed similar Cueing Facilitation and Inhibition (Inhibition of Return – IOR) Effects for both groups of speakers. The implications of the results of these two experiments for the origin and boundaries of the bilingual impact on the attentional system are discussed.

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This article appears in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 13, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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