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Tag: Decomposability

F√°cil or A piece of cake: Does variability in bilingual language brokering experience affect idiom comprehension?

Published in:¬†Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Volume 21, Issue 2, 340-354 Abstract “Compared to studies of the effects of formal training in translation, little is known about the psycholinguistic impact of the experience of informal translation, or language brokering. The present study examined this issue in the context of idiom comprehension. Bilingual adults differing in prior brokering experience read English idioms and judged whether target words presented in English or Spanish were related to the idiom’s meaning. For brokers, relatedness judgments were not affected by whether the targets were in the same or different language as the idiom; however, non-brokers were… Read More