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ERIC Number: EJ946491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Emerging Bilingualism: Dissociating Advantages for Metalinguistic Awareness and Executive Control
Bialystok, Ellen; Barac, Raluca
Cognition, v122 n1 p67-73 Jan 2012
The present studies revealed different factors associated with the reported advantages found in fully bilingual children for metalinguistic awareness and executive control. Participants were 100 children in Study 1 and 80 children in Study 2 in the process of becoming bilingual by attending immersion programs. In both studies, "level of proficiency" in the language of testing was related to performance on metalinguistic tasks and "length of time" in the immersion program was related to performance on executive control tasks. This dissociation is consistent with models of lifespan development that distinguish between representational structure and executive control. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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