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Title: AN INQUIRY INTO BILINGUAL LANGUAGE CONTROL
Authors: SENG SU LIN
Keywords: bilingualism, switch cost, language control, executive control, language switching, proficiency, lexical access, task switching, RCI, CSI
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2014
Citation: SENG SU LIN (2014-08-29). AN INQUIRY INTO BILINGUAL LANGUAGE CONTROL. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: THIS THESIS EXAMINED THE HYPOTHESIS THAT BILINGUAL LANGUAGE CONTROL IS SUBSERVED BY EXECUTIVE CONTROL. FIRSTLY, WE TESTED THE BELIEF THAT MANAGING AN EXTRA LANGUAGE BESTOWS A COGNITIVE ADVANTAGE IN EXECUTIVE CONTROL. BILINGUALS (N=12) AND MONOLINGUALS (N=12) PERFORMED A MODIFIED FLANKER TASK (EXPERIMENT 1) AND A SEPARATE GROUP OF BILINGUALS (N=12) AND MONOLINGUALS (N=12) PERFORMED A NOVEL PICTURE-WORD INTERFERENCE TASK (EXPERIMENT 2). SECONDLY, WE EXAMINED WHETHER BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS KNOWN TO REFLECT EXECUTIVE CONTROL WERE PRESENT IN LANGUAGE SWITCHING BEHAVIOUR. TO DO THIS WE FIRST REMOVED A CUE CONFOUND IN THE CURRENT LANGUAGE SWITCHING PARADIGM; CUE-STIMULUS INTERVAL (CSI) AND RESPONSE-CUE INTERVAL (RCI) WERE ALSO MANIPULATED. UNBALANCED BILINGUALS (N=12) AND BALANCED BILINGUALS (N=12) SWITCHED BETWEEN ENGLISH AND MANDARIN IN THREE EXPERIMENTS (EXPERIMENTS 3A, 3B, AND 4) USING THIS NOVEL EXPERIMENTAL PARADIGM. RESULTS OF ALL THE EXPERIMENTS DID NOT SUPPORT THE MAIN HYPOTHESIS THUS
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