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Tag: Sign Language

Modality effects in language switching: Evidence for a bimodal advantage

Published in:¬†Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Volume 21, Issue 2, 243-250 Abstract “In language switching, it is assumed that in order to produce a response in one language, the other language must be inhibited. In unimodal (spoken-spoken) language switching, the fact that the languages share the same primary output channel (the mouth) means that only one language can be produced at a time. In bimodal (spoken-signed) language switching, however, it is possible to produce both languages simultaneously. In our study, we examined modality effects in language switching using multilingual subjects (speaking German, English, and German Sign Language). Focusing on German vocal… Read More