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1 - The Cross-Modal Lexical Priming Paradigm and Bilingual Exhaustive Access

from Part I - Theoretical and Methodological Considerations

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 December 2019

Roberto R. Heredia
Affiliation:
Texas A & M University
Anna B. Cieślicka
Affiliation:
Texas A & M University
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Summary

This chapter provides a critical review of the cross-modal lexical priming (CMLP) paradigm and its variants as used in the bilingual lexical access literature. We first discuss methodological concerns related to task processing demands and the specific requirements (e.g., ecological validity, online vs. offline) required to appropriately assess bilingual exhaustive activation. We then go on to discuss the functionality and reliability of the CMLP and its implementations in bilingual cross-language priming, bilingual figurative language processing (e.g., idioms and metaphors), and word type effects (e.g., homophones, homographs). We underscore the CMLP’s capability and flexibility to probe for bilingual multiple lexical activation at multiple points throughout the spoken sentence and provide early and late measures of language processing.

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Print publication year: 2020

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Further Reading

Altarriba, J., & Basnight-Brown, D. M. (2009). An overview of semantic processing in bilinguals: Methods and findings. In Pavlenko, A, The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches (pp. 7998). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
Altarriba, J., & Gianico, J. (2003). Lexical ambiguity resolution across languages: A theoretical and empirical review. Experimental Psychology, 50(3), 159170.
Heredia, R. R., Altarriba, J., & Cieślicka, A. B. (Eds.). (2016). Methods in bilingual reading comprehension. The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series, 1. New York: Springer.

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