ERIC Number: ED048798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Color Naming Interference in Monolinguals and Bilinguals with Matching and Non-Matching Interfering and Naming Languages.
Dyer, Frederick N.
English-speaking monolinguals named colors as quickly as possible when the color stimuli were color names written either in English or a number of other languages. Color naming was found to be slowest for English words and increased in speed as the foreign color names become less similar to their English equivalents. In a second experiment, Spanish-English bilinguals named colors in both languages with color stimuli that were either Spanish color names, English color names, or control XS. Color naming was slowest when the naming language and the language of the color names were the same, although considerable interference also occurred when they differed. The pattern of interference in these conditions was related to subjects, relative proficiency in Spanish and English. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Association (Psychology), Bilingualism, Color, Contrastive Linguistics, English, Informal Reading Inventories, Interference (Language), Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Tests, Performance Criteria, Performance Tests, Psycholinguistics, Spanish, Visual Perception, Word Recognition
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Medical Research Lab., Fort Knox, KY.