Cross-linguistic interactions across modalities: Effects of the oral language on sign production

  • Authors
  • Gimeno-Martínez, Marc; Mädebach, Andreas; Baus, Cristina
  • UPF authors
  • MÄDEBACH, ANDREAS;
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
  • Publication year
  • 2021
  • Volume
  • 24
  • Number
  • 4
  • Pages
  • 779-790
  • ISSN
  • 1366-7289
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • To investigate cross-linguistic interactions in bimodal bilingual production, behavioural and electrophysiological measures (ERPs) were recorded from 24 deaf bimodal bilinguals while naming pictures in Catalan Sign Language (LSC). Two tasks were employed, a picture-word interference and a picture-picture interference task. Cross-linguistic effects were explored via distractors that were either semantically related to the target picture, to the phonology/orthography of the Spanish name of the target picture, or were unrelated. No semantic effects were observed in sign latencies, but ERPs differed between semantically related and unrelated distractors. For the form-related manipulation, a facilitation effect was observed both behaviourally and at the ERP level. Importantly, these effects were not influenced by the type of distractor (word/picture) presented providing the first piece of evidence that deaf bimodal bilinguals are sensitive to oral language in sign production. Implications for models of cross-linguistic interactions in bimodal bilinguals are discussed.
  • Complete citation
  • Gimeno-Martínez, Marc; Mädebach, Andreas; Baus, Cristina. Cross-linguistic interactions across modalities: Effects of the oral language on sign production. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 2021; 24(4): 779-790.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 2 times cited Scopus
  • 2 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 1.505 (2021)