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ERIC Number: EJ787910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
Inter-Lingual Homograph Letter Detection in Mixed Language Text: Persistent Missing-Letter Effects and the Effect of Language Switching
Greenberg, Seth N.; Saint-Aubin, Jean
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v11 n1 p111-119 Mar 2008
Heretofore, we learned that bilinguals better detected letters in inter-lingual homographs when the context language ascribed a content role to the homograph as compared to a function role. In previous work the target homographs appeared in passages that were of a single language. The present work investigated whether this letter detection pattern would hold if both languages were activated by intermixing languages in a passage. Results suggested that despite intermixing of languages that would excite competing function and content meanings, local sentence context was sufficient to engender a content over function word advantage for inter-lingual homographs that was reminiscent of that obtained with homogenous text.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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