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Recent theories propose that language-switching in bilinguals influences executive control. We investigated whether switching behaviour, shaped by the bilingual’s interactional context as well as personal preferences impacted attentional control. We compared four groups – (i) Edinburgh monolinguals, (ii) Edinburgh non-switching late bilinguals, (iii) Edinburgh non-switching early bilinguals, and (iv) Singapore switching early bilinguals – on two tasks of attentional control. Effects of interactional context were observed, with Singapore bilinguals performing better on conflict resolution in the Attention Network Task and Edinburgh late bilinguals on attentional switching in the Elevator reversal (Test of Everyday Attention) subtest. Our results suggest that the interactional context of bilinguals could impact attentional control differently.
|Journal||Bilingualism: Language and Cognition|
|Issue number||Special Issue 4|
|Early online date||13 Mar 2018|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2018|
- attentional control
- interactional context
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- 2 Finished
Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS)
1/07/16 → 30/06/20
PPLS Pilot Scheme: Bilingualism Study
1/03/15 → 31/08/15
Project: University Awarded Project Funding