Recall and articulation of English and Chinese words by Chinese-English bilinguals

Him CHEUNG, Susan KEMPER

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Abstract

Three groups of subjects were tested to investigate the effect of language on the relationship between recall span and articulation rate. Native English-speaking monolinguals and native Chinese-speaking monolinguals recalled only English or Chinese words, respectively. Chinese-English bilinguals recalled both English and Chinese words. Articulation rates for English and Chinese monolinguals and Chinese-English bilinguals in each language were also obtained. When recall span was regressed on articulation rate, the slopes for Chinese and English words were significantly different for the Chinese-English bilinguals. This difference was not due to language proficiency but to phonological differences between English and Chinese. Copyright © 1993 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666-670
JournalMemory & Cognition
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993

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Cheung, H., & Kemper, S. (1993). Recall and articulation of English and Chinese words by Chinese-English bilinguals. Memory & Cognition, 21(5), 666–670. doi: 10.3758/BF03197197

Keywords

  • Word length
  • Word pair
  • English word
  • Digit span
  • Recall task