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Wei, Li and Anantoliy V. Kharkhurin. 2015. The role of code-switching in bilingual creativity. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 18 (2) : 153–169.
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This study explores the role of bilinguals' code-switching in their creative skills. Selective attention is a possible cognitive mechanism that could benefit from elaborate code-switching and ease creative feat. Though usual code-switchers showed greater innovative skills than non-usual ones, they did not differ as to selective attention. Code-switching caused by a specific emotional condition and by absence of a particular lexicon in a target language seems linked to a growth of innovative ability.