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    A control process model of code-switching

    Green, David W. and Li, Wei (2014) A control process model of code-switching. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 29 (4), pp. 499-511. ISSN 2327-3798.

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    Code-switching (CS) is central to many bilingual communities and, though linguistic and sociolinguistic research has characterised different types of code-switches (alternations, insertions, dense CS), the cognitive control processes (CPs) that mediate them are not well understood. A key issue is how during CS speakers produce the right words in the right order. In speech, serial order emerges from a speech plan in which items are represented in parallel. We propose that entry into the mechanism for speech planning (a competitive queuing mechanism) is governed by CPs best suited to the particular types of code-switches. Language task schemas external to the language network govern access. In CS, they are coordinated cooperatively and operate in a coupled or in an open control mode. The former permits alternations and insertions whereas the latter is required for dense CS. We explore predictions of this CP model and its implications for CS research.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): language control in bilinguals, code-switching, competitive queuing networks, speech planning, individual differences
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 09:17
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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