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dc.contributor.advisorMora Bonilla, Joan Carles-
dc.contributor.authorGambicchia, Elisa-
dc.descriptionMàster de Lingüística Aplicada i Adquisició de Llengües en Contextos Multilingües, Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona, Curs: 2018-2019, Tutor: Joan Carles Moraca
dc.description.abstractBased on the extensive research addressing the beneficial effects of speaking multiple languages, this study explored the impact of bilingualism on the executive functions of interference and switching. We did so by examining the role of interactional contexts of language switching (Green & Abutalebi, 2013), language typological distance and onset of bilingualism (early vs late bilinguals). We compared three groups of adults, (i) Catalan-Spanish bilinguals (ii) Irish-English bilinguals and Irish monolingual speakers of English (iii), on two interference tasks (Flanker and Multi-Source Interference Task) and two switching tasks (Trail-Making Test and Global-local task). Bilingual advantages in both interference and switching tasks were observed for Irish-English bilinguals compared to Irish monolinguals. However, the two bilingual groups performed similarly in interference tasks. In the switching tasks, we found that (a) Catalan high-switchers outperformed Irish high-switchers in the TMT, but (b) Irish bilinguals experienced reduced mixing costs compared to the Catalan bilinguals in the Global-local task. Finally, within the Irish high-switchers, late-sequential bilinguals had greater switching skills than early-sequential bilinguals. These findings suggest that the diversity of bilingual experiences affects different aspects of executive
dc.format.extent96 p.-
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd (c) Gambicchia, 2019-
dc.subject.classificationFuncions executives (Neuropsicologia)cat
dc.subject.classificationAlternança de codi (Lingüística)cat
dc.subject.classificationTreballs de fi de màstercat
dc.subject.otherExecutive functions (Neuropsychology)eng
dc.subject.otherCode switching (Linguistics)eng
dc.subject.otherMaster's thesiseng
dc.titleBilingualism effects on executive functioning: the case of Irish-English and Catalan-Spanish bilingualsca
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