abstract Dan Acheson

Dan Acheson (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Tests of the conflict monitoring hypothesis in language production.

Although monitoring in language production has traditionally focused on language-specific mechanisms, recent accounts of suggest that monitoring in production may use domain-general mechanisms responsible for detecting response conflict. I will present the results of a series of studies that have examined whether signatures of response-conflict are evident in language production tasks. These studies include behavioral and EEG studies of bilingual picture naming to an EEG study of the tongue twister task. Results across the studies suggest that while there is evidence for signatures of response conflict in language production, there is also evidence for domain-specificity of these processes. These results will be discussed within a broader framework of action monitoring.