On the cross talk between bilingual language control and executive control

 Albert Costa (Pompeu Fabra U)

Models of bilingual language control often hypothesized certain overlap with domain-general executive control mechanisms. However, the specific mechanisms that are common to these two cognitive domains are still not known. In this talk, I review several studies that have aimed at exploring this relationship. These studies involve a wide range of techniques and populations from brain damage individuals to healthy young adult participants. I will argue that the current data is a bit too heterogeneous to argue for a large overlap between bilingual language control and domain-general executive control mechanisms