Invited talk: Individual differences in cognitive control advantages of elderly late Dutch-English bilingualsKeijzer, M., Mar-2016.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › Academic
This paper addresses a gap in the literature on executive function advantages among bilingual speakers by investigating a group of elderly, long-term, immersed bilinguals. The participants are native Dutch speakers who emigrated to Australia as adults and have spent many years in that country. They are compared on a range of cognitive and linguistic measures to native Dutch and native English control groups. I argue that, due to the massive differences in the bilingual experience, group analyses may fall short of capturing the full picture. Instead, in this paper I will argue for a more qualitative approach, which takes into account as detailed a picture of bilingual development, daily language habits and, in particular, code-switching habits as possible.
|Publication status||Published - Mar-2016|
|Event||Amsterdam Center for Language and Cognition lecture series - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam , Netherlands|
Duration: 24-Mar-2016 → …
|Seminar||Amsterdam Center for Language and Cognition lecture series|
|Abbreviated title||ACLC lecture series|
|Period||24/03/2016 → …|
Amsterdam Center for Language and Cognition lecture series
24/03/2016 → …Amsterdam , Netherlands
- bilingualism, aging, cognitive control, individual differences