Relationship between language switching experience and executive functions in bilinguals : an Internet-based study

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Jylkka , J , Soveri , A , Wahlstrom , J , Lehtonen , M , Rodriguez-Fornells , A & Laine , M 2017 , ' Relationship between language switching experience and executive functions in bilinguals : an Internet-based study ' , Journal of Cognitive Psychology , vol. 29 , no. 4 , pp. 404-419 . https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2017.1282489

Title: Relationship between language switching experience and executive functions in bilinguals : an Internet-based study
Author: Jylkka, Jussi; Soveri, Anna; Wahlstrom, Jenny; Lehtonen, Minna; Rodriguez-Fornells, Antoni; Laine, Matti
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Cognitive Brain Research Unit

Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: Journal of Cognitive Psychology
ISSN: 2044-5911
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2017.1282489
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/235607
Abstract: We examined the relationship between self-reported everyday language switching experience and the performance of early bilinguals in tasks measuring different executive functions. Our participants were Finnish-Swedish early bilinguals, aged 16-41 years (N=66, Experiment 1) and 18-69 years (N=111, Experiment 2). An earlier study using a sample from a similar population discovered a negative relationship between self-reported language switching and a mixing cost in error rates in a number-letter task. This finding was not replicated. Instead, we found that a higher rate of reported contextual language switching predicted larger switching cost reaction times in the number-letter task, and that a higher rate of reported unintended language switches predicted larger error rates in a spatial n-back task. We conclude that these results likely reflect individual differences in executive skills, and do not provide evidence for the hypothesis that language switching trains executive functions.
Subject: Bilingualism
executive functions
language switching
Bilingual Switching Questionnaire
ATTENTIONAL CONTROL
COGNITIVE CONTROL
INHIBITORY CONTROL
WORKING-MEMORY
ADVANTAGE
TASK
CHILDREN
INTERFERENCE
BIAS
515 Psychology
3141 Health care science
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