|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Language and culture modulate online semantic processing|
Kuipers, Jan Rouke
Jones, Manon W
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Citation:||Ellis C, Kuipers JR, Thierry G, Lovett V, Turnbull O & Jones MW (2015) Language and culture modulate online semantic processing, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (10), pp. 1392-1396.|
|Abstract:||Language has been shown to influence non-linguistic cognitive operations such as colour perception, object categorization and motion event perception. Here, we show that language also modulates higher level processing, such as semantic knowledge. Using event-related brain potentials, we show that highly fluent Welsh-English bilinguals require significantly less processing effort when reading sentences in Welsh which contain factually correct information about Wales, than when reading sentences containing the same information presented in English. Crucially, culturally irrelevant information was processed similarly in both Welsh and English. Our findings show that even in highly proficient bilinguals, language interacts with factors associated with personal identity, such as culture, to modulate online semantic processing.|
|Rights:||© The Author (2015). Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in anymedium, provided the originalwork is properly cited.|
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