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Individual differences in cognitive control advantages of elderly late Dutch-English bilinguals

Keijzer, MCJ and Schmid, MS (2016) 'Individual differences in cognitive control advantages of elderly late Dutch-English bilinguals.' Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 6 (1-2). 64 - 85. ISSN 1879-9264

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Abstract

© John Benjamins Publishing Company. This study addresses a gap in the literature on executive function advantages among bilingual speakers by investigating a group of elderly, long-term, immersed bilinguals. Our participants are native Dutch speakers who emigrated to Australia as adults and have spent many years in that country. They are compared on a range of cognitive and linguistic measures to native Dutch and native English control groups. We argue that, due to the massive differences in the bilingual experience, group analyses may fall short of capturing the full picture. We argue instead for a more qualitative approach, which takes into account as detailed a picture of bilingual development, daily language habits and, in particular, code-switching habits as possible.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 15:02
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:20
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16904

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