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Mathieu Declerck

Senior research fellow, Faculty staff and postdoctoral researchers

Biography

My main research focus concerns how multilinguals select words. This selection process is different from monolingual language processing, as we know that words from the non-target language(s) are also activated during multilingual language processing. In turn, parallel language activation typically results in cross-language interference, which should make it more difficult for multilinguals to process language. However, a process called “language control” intervenes, making it more likely that words from the target language are selected. This language control process is my main research focus.