Bilingual Lexical Processing in Single Word Production
Swedish Learners of Spanish & the Effects of L2 Immersion
Studia Linguistica Upsaliensia No. 10

By Ulrika Serrander
May 2011
Uppsala University Press
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789155479909
145 pages, Illustrated
$57.50 Paper original

Bilingual speakers cannot suppress activation from their dominant language while naming pictures in a foreign and less dominant language. Previous research has revealed that this cross-language activation is manifested through phonological facilitation, semantic interference and between language competition. This research is based exclusively on highly proficient bilinguals. The present thesis investigates cross-linguistic activation in Swedish learners of Spanish, grouped according to their length of Spanish immersion, and one of the groups is in its very initial stages of acquisition.


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