1. James Bartolotti & Viorica Marian (2012). Language Learning and Control in Monolinguals and Bilinguals. Cognitive Science 36 (6):1129-1147.
    Parallel language activation in bilinguals leads to competition between languages. Experience managing this interference may aid novel language learning by improving the ability to suppress competition from known languages. To investigate the effect of bilingualism on the ability to control native-language interference, monolinguals and bilinguals were taught an artificial language designed to elicit between-language competition. Partial activation of interlingual competitors was assessed with eye-tracking and mouse-tracking during a word recognition task in the novel language. Eye-tracking results showed that monolinguals looked (...)
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  2. James Bartolotti, Viorica Marian, Scott R. Schroeder & Anthony Shook (2011). Bilingualism and Inhibitory Control Influence Statistical Learning of Novel Word Forms. Frontiers in Psychology 2.
    We examined the influence of bilingual experience and inhibitory control on the ability to learn a novel language. Using a statistical learning paradigm, participants learned words in two novel languages that were based on the International Morse Code. First, participants listened to a continuous stream of words in a Morse code language to test their ability to segment words from continuous speech. Since Morse code does not overlap in form with natural languages, interference from known languages was low. Next, participants (...)
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  3. J. V. Bartolotti & Viorica Marian (2010). Linguistic Control in Monolingual and Bilingual Language Learners. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
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