Jason Gullifer, Ph.D.

I am interested in how bilingual individuals manage and control their two languages and in whether there are broader cognitive and neural consequences of exercising this control throughout daily life. To date, there is copious evidence that bilinguals coactivate information about both of their languages even when they intend to use a single language. In my work, I investigate whether bilinguals can exploit contextual cues (such as the requirement to use one language and not the other) and linguistic cues (such as cross-linguistic differences) to select the intended language during comprehension and production. I also investigate the neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie language control.




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