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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: May 2021

11 - Language Processing

Summary

The first two posts ask a fundamental question: Does the state of activation of the bilingual’s languages change – both are active or only one is active – depending on factors such as the proximity of words in the two languages, the interlocutor’s language knowledge, and the situation? Post 11.1 describes a production study that shows that the bilingual processing system can indeed operate in different activation states.