Differential Lateralization

The notion that the right hemisphere might be more involved in bilingual language use was first proposed by an early neurologist, Gorlitzer von Mundy, based on a single case study. In their monograph on the bilingual brain, Albert and Obler argued for the plausibility of this notion after surveying a vast body of neuropsychological and behavioral research on bilingualism. Much recent laterality work with brain-intact bilinguals (reviewed later) has sought to uncover support for greater right hemisphere involvement in bilingual language functioning.

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