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Volume :9 Issue : 35 1989      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Cognitive Representation in Bilinguals

Auther : Shadia A. Tel, Donald Cunningham

The present investigation examined the representation of bilinguals knowledge and aimed at differentiating between the two competing hypotheses, the independence hypothesis and the interdependence hypothesis. Twenty Arabic-English and four English-Arabic bilingual subjects were presented with 30 paragraphs, half Arabic and half English and were instructed to paraphrase or translate each Arabic or English paragraph, to recall as many of the paragraphs they had been shown as they could, and to indicate the language of presentation of each paragraph they had been shown. The free recall measure indicated higher recall performance for the translated paragraphs than for the paraphrased paragraphs. Analysis of the recognition data demonstrated high level of recognition of the language of input material. Overall, the pattern of results obtained for the recall and the language recognition was taken as sup-port for the independence hypothesis which maintains that bilinguals have distinct semantic memory representation for their bilinguals knowledge.

 

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