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Chia-Hsuan in Journal of Neurolinguistics

Congratulations to Chia-Hsuan Liao, who has a paper in the Journal of Neurolinguistics, titled "Direction matters: Event-related brain potentials reflect extra processing costs in switching from the dominant to the less dominant language". The paper uses ERP to study whether, in bilinguals, specifically Mandarin-Taiwanese bilinguals, the processing cost of switching languages is modulated by (1) the direction of the switch, or (2) cloze probability. The results suggest that switching into the non-dominant language is more costly, and that cloze probability interacts with switching only at an early stage.