The aim of the project is to gain novel insight into the mechanisms of lexical activation and inhibition that underlie bilingual language control in conference interpreting, a task performed under cognitive load and temporal constraints, by investigating the role of interpreter training and experience. The project combines corpus-based and experimental methods.

We will first create a Polish-English and English-Polish interpreting corpus to analyse activation and inhibition on the basis of naturalistically occurring data. We will then examine these phenomena through a series of experimental studies.

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UMO-2018/30/E/HS2/00035 (SONATA BIS 8) research grant funded by the National Science Centre (2019-2024) Extreme language control: activation and inhibition as bilingual control mechanisms in conference interpreting. Principal Investigator: Dr. Agnieszka Chmiel