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ERIC Number: ED276310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Free Recall of Mixed Language Lists. Error Patterns in Bilingual Memory.
Aronsson, Karin; And Others
Lexical interference in the recall of adult Finnish/Swedish bilinguals with Finnish dominant is studied. The error patterns of short-term recall of words presented by category in either Swedish or Finnish were examined for translations, lexical substitutions, and intrusions or false recalls of non-occurring words. Individual differences in fluency, education, and task demand were also considered. The results suggest meaningful connections between interference and word category and between interference and fluency as measured by correctly retrieved words. They support bilingual interdependence rather than independence, but do not suggest a unidirectional error pattern (e.g., consistently occurring in the shift from one language to the other). Several tables are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: In: Psycholinguistics and Foreign Language Learning. Papers from a conference (Stockholm, Sweden and Abo, Finland, October 25-26, 1982); see FL 016 291.