Volitional code switching: Is there a cost?

dc.contributor.advisorFaroqi-Shah, Yasmeenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWereley, Sophieen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHearing and Speech Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T06:30:00Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T06:30:00Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.description.abstractBilinguals commonly commingle their languages when speaking among other bilinguals in a process known as code switching (CS). Previous studies have been equivocal on whether CS is cognitively demanding, as measured by a time cost. This study sought to identify and compare time cost in CS across two experimental paradigms: naturalistic conversation and self-paced reading. Eighteen participants of similar linguistic background (English-dominant second language learners of French) were recruited and completed both tasks. Results identified a time cost for CS in the conversation task, but not the self-paced reading task. The data were also analyzed for effect of CS direction (either L1 to L2 or vice versa). In the conversation task only, there was a greater time cost for switching from L1 into L2. These results suggest that, while time cost for CS exists, it is limited to tasks that require selection of lexical and syntactic schemas.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M27H1DQ6N
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21057
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSpeech therapyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbilingualen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcode switchen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcode switchingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledconversationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledself paced readingen_US
dc.titleVolitional code switching: Is there a cost?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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