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Title: Non-Selective Lexical Access in Different-Script Bilinguals
Author: Jihye Moon
Institution: University of Maryland
Author: Nan Jiang
Institution: University of Maryland
Linguistic Field: Phonetics
Subject Language: English
Korean
Abstract: Lexical access in bilinguals is known to be largely non-selective. However, most studies in this area have involved bilinguals whose two languages share the same script. This study aimed to examine bilingual lexical access among bilinguals whose two languages have distinct scripts. Korean–English bilinguals were tested in a phoneme monitoring task in their first or second language. The results showed a simultaneous activation of the non-target language in a monolingual task, suggesting non-selective lexical access even among bilinguals whose two languages do not share the same script. Language dominance did not affect the pattern of results.

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This article appears IN Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 15, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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