An examination of the differences among native bilinguals, late bilinguals, and monolinguals in vocabulary knowledge, verbal fluency, and executive control

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dc.contributor.advisor Cawthon, Stephanie W.
dc.creator Smith, Caroline Anne, 1982-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-04T18:00:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-04T18:00:02Z
dc.date.created 2011-08
dc.date.issued 2011-11-04
dc.date.submitted August 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-3762
dc.description.abstract The present study seeks to explore if the bilingual advantage and disadvantage of children who are natively bilingual in English and Spanish extends to children who gain exposure to and eventually become bilingual in these languages beginning at ages 5 and 6. Specifically, the study compares executive control, vocabulary, and verbal fluency for three groups of children: a) native Spanish-English bilinguals, b) late bilinguals that have completed at least 5 years of a 50-50 dual language immersion program in English and Spanish in school, and c) English monolinguals that have not had second language instruction. The proposed study seeks a better understanding of the unique cognitive skill sets of native and late bilingual and monolingual children, and to inform educational policy related to bilingual students.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Bilingual
dc.subject Monolingual
dc.subject Vocabulary size
dc.subject Verbal fluency
dc.subject Executive control
dc.title An examination of the differences among native bilinguals, late bilinguals, and monolinguals in vocabulary knowledge, verbal fluency, and executive control
dc.date.updated 2011-11-04T18:00:11Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-3762
dc.contributor.committeeMember Allen, Greg
dc.description.department Educational Psychology
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Educational Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Educational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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