From the field to the lab: A converging methods approach to the study of codeswitching

Anne L. Beatty-Martínez, Jorge R. Valdés Kroff, Paola E. Dussias

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Abstract

Variation in the ways by which an individual processes codeswitched language may reveal fundamental dynamics of the language system that are otherwise obscured under unilingual conditions. Despite this, an important aspect that has been largely neglected in the field is the role of the bilingual experience in language processing. Drawing on corpus-driven and experimental research, the corpus-to-cognition approach to codeswitching integrates field-and laboratory-based work to examine how the bilingual experience may influence language processing. In this review, we elaborate on the best practices for investigating codeswitching, with converging evidence from different methodologies across different bilingual populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalLanguages
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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