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ERIC Number: EJ1017904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 29
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ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
Individual Differences in Inhibitory Control Relate to Bilingual Spoken Word Processing
Mercier, Julie; Pivneva, Irina; Titone, Debra
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v17 n1 p89-117 Jan 2014
We investigated whether individual differences in inhibitory control relate to bilingual spoken word recognition. While their eye movements were monitored, native English and native French English-French bilinguals listened to English words (e.g., "field") and looked at pictures corresponding to the target, a within-language competitor ("feet"), a French cross-language competitor (fille "girl"), or both, and unrelated filler pictures. We derived cognitive and oculomotor inhibitory control measures from a battery of inhibitory control tasks. Increased cognitive inhibitory control was linked to less within-language competition for all bilinguals, and less cross-language competition for native French low-English-exposure bilinguals. Increased oculomotor inhibitory control was linked to less within-language competition for all native French bilinguals, and less cross-language competition for native French low-English-exposure bilinguals. The results extend previous findings (Blumenfeld & Marian, 2011), and suggest that individual differences in inhibitory control relate to bilingual spoken word processing.
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Language: English
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