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Cross-Linguistic Semantic Diff erences and Code Switching

Shuhua Wang, Sheng Qian


We explored the degree to which cross-linguistic semantic diff erences infl uence code switching by examining the processing
of code-switched sentences by Chinese-English bilinguals in the experiments. A language type×gender consistency interaction was found
when sibling terms appeared in English, but not in Chinese. Code switching reaction times were longer for Chinese sibling sentences
when these were embedded in gender-inconsistency sentences than in gender-consistency sentences. This result suggested that the genderinconsistency restrictions produced by code switching were met, but that the gender-consistency restrictions were not.


semantic diff erences; code switching; interference

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v7i10.10652