Investigating the Speed of Lexical Activation in the Bilinguals' L1 and L2 through Forward and Backward Translation Task

International Journal of English Language Studies

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Title Investigating the Speed of Lexical Activation in the Bilinguals' L1 and L2 through Forward and Backward Translation Task
 
Creator Issa , Saddam H.M.
Shyamala K.C
 
Subject Bilingualism, bilingual language processing, second language activation, Arabic-English bilinguals
 
Description The relationship between lexical activation in L1 and L2 was investigated using a backward and forward translation task. Bilingual Arabic-English speakers first translated forward from L1 to L2, then backward from L2 to L1. Two groups of participants were established (high and low proficient bilinguals). The translation task included words that were being translated in both L1 and L2. The goal of the study was to see how strong the relation between L1 and L2 translation is. The findings of the study revealed that bilingual memory relations are asymmetric: translation from L1 to L2 is conceptually mediated, but the translation from L2 to L1 is lexically mediated.
 
Publisher International Journal of English Language Studies
 
Date 2021-03-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/ijels/article/view/1470
10.32996/ijels.2021.3.3.4
 
Source International Journal of English Language Studies; Vol. 3 No. 3 (2021): International Journal of English Language Studies; 26-34
2707-7578
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/ijels/article/view/1470/1191
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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