Language as a Factor in the Identification of Ordinary Words and Number Words Academic Article uri icon


  • What role does language play in the organization of and access to the bilingual lexicon? Two primed lexical decision experiments addressed this question, with the specific aim of comparing the salience of the language of presentation of a word when the word was a number-word (e.g. FIVE) and when it was a non-number-related word. The results of the two experiments revealed that language does not appear to be as important a feature of number words as it is for ordinary words of the lexicon. The findings are discussed in light of recent models of bilingual lexical access. 1992, ACADEMIC PRESS, INC.

published proceedings

  • Advances in Psychology

author list (cited authors)

  • Frenck-Mestre, C., & Vaid, J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Frenck-Mestre, Cheryl||Vaid, Jyotsna

publication date

  • January 1992