D.W. Green's scientific contributions

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... For bilinguals, there also exists the ability to switch between two different languages depending on situational needs. Effective language and modality switching require cognitive control (i.e., the mental processes that guide goal-directed behavior) to accurately select the correct modality (e.g., speaking) and target language (e.g., Chinese) while suppressing the irrelevant modality (e.g., listening) and nontarget language (e.g., English) to avoid interference (Green, 1998). Language switching often elicits switch costs that demonstrate more time and cognitive resources are needed to switch into a language compared to staying in the same language. ...