John W. Schwieter

John W. Schwieter
Wilfrid Laurier University | WLU

Doctor of Philosophy

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July 2007 - present
Wilfrid Laurier University
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
January 2003 - June 2007
Florida State University
Field of study
  • Spanish Language and Linguistics

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Bringing together cutting-edge research, this Handbook is the first comprehensive text to examine the pivotal role of working memory in first and second language acquisition, processing, impairments, and training. Authored by a stellar cast of distinguished scholars from around the world, the Handbook provides authoritative insights on work from di...
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The Culture and Second Language Learning in Migrants Research Topic contributed towards our understanding of how culture is an integral component of second language learning, acquisition, and performance. Across articles, numerous sophisticated and rigorous methodologies were used to answer very diverse sets of research questions. Together, this co...
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Self‐positivity bias is a common psychological phenomenon in which individuals often associate positive information with themselves. However, little is known about how self‐positivity bias is modulated by different language contexts (e.g., a first vs. second language). To this end, we analyzed behavioral and electrophysiological data to examine whe...
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The present study measured event-related potentials (ERP) and behavioral performance to examine whether inhibitory control is involved in voluntary language switching, and if so, to explore the differences in inhibitory control between voluntary and mandatory language switching. Unbalanced Chinese-English bilinguals completed two picture naming tas...
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The extent to which bilingual language control (BLC) is related to domain-general executive control (EC) remains unclear. The present study applied activation likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analyses to identify commonalities and distinctions in the brain regions across domains reported in neuroimaging studies. We specifically compare results from...
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Aims: Cross-language interference studies of language control mainly focus on the lexical level, whereas language control may occur at the smallest unit phonemic level of language. In the present study, we examined the role of language control during cross-language phoneme processing. Design: Participants used one language to name pinyin or alphabe...
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A growing body of research suggests that the language in which bilinguals make decisions affects the rationality of such decisions. Furthermore, bilinguals constantly confront cross‐language interference that requires complex language control processes to resolve this competition. However, the relationship between language control and decision‐maki...
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In this study, we investigated the cognitive-emotional interplay by measuring the effects of executive competition (Pessoa, 2013), i.e., how inhibitory control is influenced when emotional information is encountered. Sixty-three children (8 to 9 years of age) participated in an inhibition task (central task) accompanied by happy, sad, or neutral em...
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The present study examined how decision-making is affected by first (L1) and second languages (L2), emotion, and cognitive load. In a cross-task study, 30 Chinese-English bilinguals were asked to implement lexical-semantic judgement and gambling task. The results showed that after lexical decisions under high cognitive load, P3 was more positive fo...
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Working memory (WM) is our limited-capacity storage and processing (memory) system that permeates essential facets of our cognitive life such as arithmetic calculation, logical thinking, decision making, prospective planning, language comprehension, and production. Since the very inception of WM in the early 1960s (Miller et al., 1960), its role in...
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According to George Miller (1956), a pioneer of the ‘cognitive revolution’ and proponent of the buzzword concept of the “magical number seven,” cognitive science in the modern sense had only started in the 1950s and gradually took shape in the mid-1970s. Based on Miller’s (2003) historical account, cognitive science as a scientific field of study w...
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DescriptionContentsResourcesCoursesAbout the Authors Table of Contents 1. Working memory and language: an overview of key topics Part I. Introduction: 2. Working memory and the challenge of language Part II. Theoretical Models and Measures: 3. The evolution of working memory and language 4. The phonological loop as a 'language learning device': an...
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For bilinguals, speaking and listening are assisted by complex control processes including conf lict monitoring and inhibition. However, the extent to which these processes adapt to linguistic and situational needs has been examined separately for language production and comprehension. In the present study, we use a dual-EEG to record the carry-ove...
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Recently in translation studies, important advances have been made with respect to directionality (i.e., whether translation is done into one's native or non-native language). What was once considered the "elephant in the room, " directionality now has a growing number of empirical studies that analyze factors which contribute differentially to tra...
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Previous research has explored the relationship between language control and executive control based on performance in bilinguals' skilled languages. However, this relationship between bilingualism and executive control has not been examined at the very initial stage of language learning. In the present study, we trained Chinese speakers to learn w...
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Objectives Research on second language (L2) sentence comprehension often has examined reliance on semantic and syntactic information but has left aside for the most part the role of prosodic cues. In the present study, we compare less- and more-proficient L2 learners’ integration of prosody and syntax structure during auditory L2 sentence comprehen...
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The present study examines the language- and culture-learning perceptions of domestic and international students from a Canadian university who participated in an intensive four-week-long Spanish language and cultural immersion program in Spain. The study draws on quantitative and qualitative data to explore the ways in which the participants’ prev...
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In this paper, we examine the effects of learning environment on second language (L2) gender agreement. English speakers learning L2 Spanish participated in a self-paced reading task and a picture selection task prior to and after a short-term study abroad experience. The results from the self-paced reading task showed that their reliance on the ma...
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This article discusses research in the field of bilingualism that has the potential to inform the related, albeit disconnected, field of Cognitive Translation and Interpreting Studies (CTIS). It reviews issues such as lexical access and the multilingual mental lexicon, inhibitory control and the "bilingual advantage debate". This debate refers to t...
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Key Questions in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction by B. VanPatten, M. Smith and A. Benati (2020) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xvi + 212pp.
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For bilinguals, research suggests that both languages are constantly active and competing in the mind, even when only using one. However, this body of work has reported inconclusive results on the long-term effects of the constant parallel activation and use of more than one language on the brain. This has mostly been due to inconsistent comparison...
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Studies of bilingual speech production suggest that different executive functions (EFs) contribute to the cognitive control of language production. However, no study has simultaneously examined the relationship between different EFs and language control during online speech production. The current study examined individual differences in three EFs...
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For second language learners, an international experience can have positive effects on language learning and intercultural development even when participating in a program of relatively short duration. One issue which has not yet received attention is the potential impact that the study abroad experience may have on social participation and positio...
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Bilingual Lexical Ambiguity Resolution - edited by Roberto R. Heredia January 2020
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Cambridge Core - Cognition - Bilingual Lexical Ambiguity Resolution - edited by Roberto R. Heredia
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This rather plain account falls short of telling the whole story and the several challenges that Márcia Schmaltz had to face, but her experience within cognitive translation studies in general and TPR in particular is a source of inspiration to us all. This is why we have decided to pay this homage to her in this issue of Domínios de Lingu@gem. In...
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In the present study, we use a training design in two experiments to examine whether bilingual language switching facilitates two components of cognitive control, namely monitoring and inhibitory control. The results of Experiment 1 showed that training in language switching reduced mixing costs and the anti-saccade effect among bilinguals. In Expe...
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The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning - edited by John W. Schwieter June 2019
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A review of current thinking and research on second language listening
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Cambridge Core - Applied Linguistics - The Cambridge Handbook of Language Learning - edited by John W. Schwieter
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Cambridge Core - Applied Linguistics - Proficiency Predictors in Sequential Bilinguals - by Lynette Austin
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Cognitive representations and beliefs are what comprise an individual’s self-concept. A positive self-concept is related to and influences academic achievement, and the relationship between a domain-specific self-concept and achievement in the same domain is positive and strong. However, insufficient attention has been paid to these issues among mu...
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This chapter discusses the manner in which recent developments in mental lexicon research have created new implications for the understanding of how multilingualism develops and how it is maintained across the lifespan. It considers multilinguals to be persons who are able to understand and speak two or more languages. The chapter discusses the not...
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This chapter offers a narrative review of the most relevant results so far achieved in the field of the cerebral basis of multilingualism using positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The impact of multilingual experience on the functional neuroanatomy of language is discussed with special reference to t...
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This chapter focuses on how neurolinguistic evidence, such as electroencephalography/event‐related potential (EEG/ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data, can help us adjudicate between various views regarding the critical period debate and how to best account for the ubiquitously noted differences that align with age of acquisit...
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This chapter provides a review of both the bilingual cognitive models and the neural evidence in support of these models. The interactive activation in the bilingual interactive activation (BIA) model is affected by the reader's proficiency in the language and the current state of language activation. The inhibitory control (IC) model explicitly in...