Bilingual inner speech as the medium of cross-modular retrieval in autobiographical memory

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):698-699 (2002)
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Carruthers’ notion that natural language(s) might serve as the medium of non-domain-specific, propositionally based inferential thought is extended to the case of effortful retrieval of autobiographical memory among bilinguals. Specifically, the review suggests that the resources of bilingual inner speech might play a role in the cyclical activation of information from various informational domains during memory retrieval.



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