SLEIC researchers, Dr. Eleonora Rossi (who is now an Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University), Dr. Michele Diaz and other colleagues recently published a study on neural signatures of inhibitory control in bilingual spoken production. The goal of this event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging study is to understand how the recruitment of neural areas implicated during bilingual language processing are shaped by the scope of language use. The results show that bilinguals engage a wide functional control network that is hierarchically engaged in local control for single lexical items, but extends further to the broader semantic level, and finally to the whole language. This functional network is modulated by proficiency in the L2. See more here. Interesting work!