Invited talk: Individual differences in cognitive control advantages of elderly late Dutch-English bilinguals

Keijzer, M., Mar-2016.

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2016
EventAmsterdam Center for Language and Cognition lecture series - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam , Netherlands
Duration: 24-Mar-2016 → …


SeminarAmsterdam Center for Language and Cognition lecture series
Abbreviated titleACLC lecture series
Period24/03/2016 → …


Amsterdam Center for Language and Cognition lecture series

24/03/2016 → …

Amsterdam , Netherlands

Event: Seminar


  • bilingualism, aging, cognitive control, individual differences

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