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Socioeconomic level and bilinguals' performance on language and cognitive measures

Thomas, E.M. and Kennedy, I. and Mueller Gathercole, V.C. (2015) Socioeconomic level and bilinguals' performance on language and cognitive measures. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. DOI: 10.1017/S1366728915000504 (In Press)

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Abstract

The performance of bilingual children and adults in Wales on Welsh and English vocabulary and grammar and on cognitive measures is re-analysed in relation to SES indicators of parental education and parental professions. Results are reported for 732 participants ranging across seven age groups from age 3 to over 60 and from four home language types, monolingual English, and bilinguals with only English at home, Welsh and English at home, or only Welsh at home. Results reveal extensive evidence of SES influence on performance, and of a complex relation of exposure in the home and SES level on performance, modulated by the age of the participant and whether one is considering the majority or minority language.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences > School of Education
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 02:23
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:45
ISSN: 1366-7289
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4746
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1017/S1366728915000504
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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