Morphological priming survives a language switch

Rinus G. Verdonschot*, Renee Middelburg, Saskia E. Lensink, Niels O. Schiller

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In a long-lag morphological priming experiment, Dutch (L1)-English (L2) bilinguals were asked to name pictures and read aloud words. A design using non-switch blocks, consisting solely of Dutch stimuli, and switch-blocks, consisting of Dutch primes and targets with intervening English trials, was administered. Target picture naming was facilitated by morphologically related primes in both non-switch and switch blocks with equal magnitude. These results contrast some assumptions of sustained reactive inhibition models. However, models that do not assume bilinguals having to reactively suppress all activation of the non-target language can account for these data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-349
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Bilingual language processing
  • Language production
  • Language switching
  • Morphological processing
  • Psycholinguistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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