code-switching (online)

eye-tracking during reading

  • test: the participants have to read in silence a series of sentences in English and Spanish
  • languages: English, Spanish
  • participants: adults (L2 English-L1 Spanish; L2 Spanish-L1 English; 2L1 Spanish-English), children (L2 English-L1 Spanish; 2L1 Spanish-English)
  • objective: to explore how the properties of the two language systems interact in the mind of the bilingual; in particular, the focus is placed on the directionality of the switch and the type of implicit gender agreement mechanism in code-switched DPs