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ERIC Number: EJ1073812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Executive Function Differences between Bilingual ArabicEnglish and Monolingual Arabic Children
Abdelgafar, Ghada Mohammed; Moawad, Ruba AbdelMatloub
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v44 n5 p651-667 Oct 2015
This study aimed to explore the differences between Arabic-English bilingual and monolingual Arabic children on a battery of executive functions. Prior research on the influence of bilingualism on cognitive abilities and executive functions has shown mixed results. Some results suggested that bilinguals perform significantly better than monolinguals, while others showed that monolinguals perform significantly better. Other studies showed no significant differences between both groups, findings which were argued to be due to methodological issues. A total of 50 Arabic monolingual and Arabic--English bilingual children ranging 7-10 years of age participated in the current study. Six executive function tasks, divided into two categories (inhibition of improper response tasks, and behavioral operational control tasks), were administered. Results did not show significant differences for most executive functions.
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Language: English
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