2979 Variations in Inhibitory Control in Language Selection During Production and Comprehension

Friday, February 18, 2011: 3:00 PM
146A (Washington Convention Center )
Teresa Bajo , University of Granada, Granada, Spain
The bilinguals superirority in some cognitive tasks has been associated to the use of language control mechanisms that are trigerred to prevent interference from the unintended language. In the present investigation we try to explore under which conditions language control is achieved by mean of inhibitory mechanisms that supresses activation of the non-target language. We discuss evidence for inhibition in comprehension and prodution tasks. However, inhibitory control seem to depend on a number of factors that include  L2 fluency, inmersion in L2 and training in translation.