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Teasing apart factors influencing Executive Function performance in bilinguals and monolinguals at different ages

Gathercole, V.C.M. and Thomas, E.M. and Viñas Guasch, N. and Kennedy, I. and Prys, C. and Young, N. and Roberts, E.J. and Hughes, E.K. and Jones, L. (2016) Teasing apart factors influencing Executive Function performance in bilinguals and monolinguals at different ages. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. (In Press)

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Abstract

This study attempts to tease apart a variety of factors that may contribute to performance on executive function tasks. Data from the Simon task is re-examined to determine the contributions of age, SES, language proficiency/vocabulary, general cognitive performance, and bilingualism on performance. The results suggest influence from a variety of factors, with a major contribution from relative age and from language proficiency, as measured by vocabulary. Bilingualism showed some effect in relation to older adults' accuracy of performance, in both congruent and incongruent conditions, but not to reaction time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 02:33
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 02:23
ISSN: 1879-9264
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/6493
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
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