Welcome to the Language and Multilingualism Lab!

We are located in 2001 McGill College Avenue.

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Bilingual Experience and Conflict Adaptation

New work by Jason Gulifer, PhD., assessed interactions between language and cognitive systems and found that bilingual experience adaptively tunes aspects of the control system.

Read the paper here.

Systems Framework of Bilingualism

We suggest a way to rethink multilingual experience by proposing a framework that integrates sociolinguistic and sociocultural experiences.

We invite you to read our paper, selected commentaries, as well as our response.

Commentary by Luk et al.

Commentary by Kroll et al.

Schizophrenia and bilingual communication

The linguistic symptoms of schizophrenia are well documented, but what is their relationship to bilingual experience and interlocutor bias?

Read our position piece

Quantifying Montreal's linguistic diversity with entropy

Our lab developed a novel tool, called language entropy, to quantify the rich linguistic diversity of Montreal and other multilingual regions! Ongoing work funded by SSHRC aims to build on these initial findings.

Try it out yourself

Read our recent publications on entropy

Using Network Science to measure what Montreal bilinguals talk about

Our most recent work innovatively applies Network Science to visualize and quantify nuanced individual differences in bilingual language use.

Check out the paper 

Listen to CBC radio cover this work

Read the news release by McGill Science

Read about our other exciting research


In the News

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What does a network approach tell us about bilingual language use? Find out in this segment by CBC Radio that discusses our recent research.


What makes Montréal a special place for studying bilingualism? Read this article from the McGill Tribune to learn how our work answers this question.

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What can Network Science tell us about what Montréal bilinguals talk about? Read about it in this McGill Science Newsroom article.

Monolingual and Bilingual Brains

Psychology Today referenced our keynote paper on the bilingual cognitive advantage.

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Our research on bilingualism, executive control and aging appears in McGill Newsroom. 

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Our work on reading impairments in schizophrenia patients was featured in Science Daily.

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Nature Outlook covered our work on language in schizophrenia


Electrical signals in the brain

Our work on brain mechanisms responsible for misinterpreting signals featured in McGill Newsroom.

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How do bilinguals juggle the different languages they know? Read about our work in this feature from McGill Daily.

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