Cross-linguistic priming refers to the influence of recent language processing in one language to language processing in another language. It has been studied using both experimental and corpus-based techniques, and has led to important insights in, for example, cross-language activation and shared mental representations in bilinguals, discourse alignment processes in bilingual dialogue, and cognitive processes of second language acquisition. Recently, cross-linguistic priming is also explored as a potential mechanism of contact-induced language change.
The present conference is aimed at bringing together these different perspectives on the processes and consequences of cross-linguistic priming in bilingual speakers.
- Robert J. Hartsuiker, Ghent University
- Eva M. Fernández, Queens College, City University of New York
- Stefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara
We are currently inviting proposals for contributions to the conference. See the call for papers.
The conference is free of charge. We are currently looking for funding to cover (part of) the accommodation expenses for accepted papers.
The conference is organized as part of the ERC-advanced project ‘Traces of Contact’, which is aimed at investigating language contact phenomena in multiple dimensions of time and space, with a multidisciplinary focus (from historical linguistics to psycholinguistics). The topic of cross-linguistic priming is specifically investigated in a sub-project of the Traces of Contact project, namely the multilingual processing project.