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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Academic Paper

Title: 'Il piccolo principe est allé': Processing of language switches in auditory sentence comprehension
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Author: Ian FitzPatrick
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Institution: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
Abstract: This paper is a review of Abutalebi et al. ( This study is particularly worth highlighting as it could potentially have major implications for models of bilingual comprehension and speaks to the question of what the neuronal correlates of perceiving language switches may be. Our review also emphasizes our concern surrounding the contrast between "regular" and "irregular" language switches and a frank assessment of why we feel these particular findings should be interpreted with caution.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
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