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ERIC Number: EJ863811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Concept Selection and Developmental Effects in Bilingual Speech Production
Schwieter, John; Sunderman, Gretchen
Language Learning, v59 n4 p897-927 Dec 2009
The present study investigates the locus of language selection in less and more proficient language learners, specifically testing differential predictions of La Heij's (2005) concept selection model (CSM) and Kroll and Stewart's (1994) revised hierarchical model (RHM). Less and more proficient English dominant learners of Spanish participated in a Stroop translation task that included semantically related and unrelated word or picture distracters. The results for the more proficient learners provide support for the CSM as well as the RHM. The results for the less proficient learners provide support for the RHM and demonstrate the continued reliance on lexical level links and the difficulty in accessing the conceptual store during second language production. The selection by proficiency model of bilingual speech production is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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