Language and Topics: An exploration of cross-linguistic activation Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship Program Fall 2023 Accepted Linguistics Previous research has shown that a bilingual's two languages are in constant interaction. Yet, there are some circumstances that seem to encourage additional interaction between the two languages and other circumstances where the two languages behave in a more isolated manner. This study examines whether the topic that a bilingual is talking about is sufficient to encourage cross-linguistic activation. We do so by comparing the pronunciation of given sounds or words when talking about English-oriented topics or topics associated with another language. Daniel J Olson Data coding and interaction with participants in the lab. None. 0 3 (estimated)