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Cieslicka, Anna B.; Heredia, Roberto R. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The current study looks at whether bilinguals varying in language dominance show a processing advantage for idiomatic over non-idiomatic phrases and to what extent this effect is modulated by idiom transparency (i.e., the degree to which the idiom's figurative meaning can be inferred from its literal analysis) and cross-language similarity (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Processing, Figurative Language, Phrase Structure