Research has demonstrated that when a bilingual person uses one language, the other is active simultaneously (Pliatsikas, 2020). The phenomenon is called speech coactivation. The constant juggling between two languages requires regulating how much a person accesses a language at any given time. It is an essential skill from a communication point of view since it is difficult to understand a message when the other language keeps interfering.
Learning two languages instead of just one has obvious practical advantages in an increasingly globalized world. But in […]