Speech Production and Bilingualism (SPB)

The Research Group on Speech Production and Bilingualism is part of the Center for Brain and Cognition of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and is led by Dr. Albert Costa. The group focuses on the cognitive and brain basis of the speech production process, with a special emphasis on bilingual speech production.

The main research lines are:

  • Brain Basis of Bilingualism: Language Control in Bilingual Speakers
  • Costs and Benefits associated with bilingualism
  • Sentence comprehension in a second language
  • Understanding accented speech 
  • Producing language in different modalities 
  • Alignment in Bilingual Dialogue 
  • Speech production and language control in bilinguals with neurodegenerative diseases 
  • Memory for faces and names in patients with Alzheimer’s disesase