Cerebral lateralization in bilinguals: methodological issues. Academic Article uri icon


  • The literature on lateralization for language in bilinguals manifests two apparent contradictions. Some papers demonstrate differences in lateralization between bilinguals and monolinguals; others demonstrate none. In studies with exclusively bilingual subjects, some papers demonstrate differences between the lateralization for the two languages, while others demonstrate none. This paper discusses the range of methodological parameters which must be borne in mind when conducting or evaluating studies of lateralization for language in bilinguals. These include issues of subject selection, language and stimulus selection, testing procedures, data analysis, and interpretation of results. 1982.

published proceedings

  • Brain Lang

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Obler, L. K., Zatorre, R. J., Galloway, L., & Vaid, J.

citation count

  • 58

complete list of authors

  • Obler, LK||Zatorre, RJ||Galloway, L||Vaid, J

publication date

  • January 1982