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Unformatted text preview: DON’T BOTHER, READ T HE PAPER CAREFULLY ONLY What eyes can tell us about bilingual language understanding (eye-tracking measures) Read paper on bilingual language processing Why study bilinguals? • They have become the norm rather than the exception in many areas of the world • Interest in whether being bilingual provides cognitive benefits (do they have advantages in executive function)? Is it detrimental? • Informs current models of the cognitive system and may help to isolate universal rules o this system Who is bilingual? • Abilities you need to be considered bilingual o 4 skills – understanding, speaking, reading, writing • Balanced bilingual o Approximately equal mastery of both languages Lexical representations of bilingualism • Lexical vs. semantic representation? o Lexical is the word form and semantic is the meaning o What happens when there is 1 form with multiple meanings?...
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