Bilingualism, biliteracy and cognitive effects: A review paper
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摘要The phenomenon of whether cognitive advantages are associated with bilingualism has been widely debated. This paper reviews both research on the cognitive effects of bilingualism and research on the cognitive effects of biliteracy. Definitions of bilingualism, biliteracy, and the explicit definitive characteristics of a bilingual and a biliterate are provided. Findings from bilingualism research, although mixed, have generally pointed towards advantages being associated with speaking two languages, such as cognitive flexibility (Cummins, 1976), and the ability to reflect on aspects of language known as metalinguistic awareness (Adesope, Lavin, Thompson & Ungerleider, 2010). However, some research did report negative effects of bilingualism such as poorer lexical access and receptive vocabulary (Bialystok, Craik & Luk, 2008; Ivanova & Costa, 2008). Fewer studies have examined the effects of biliteracy, particularly the effects of biliteracy in terms of writing.
著者NG Elaine
期刊名稱University of Sydney Papers in TESOL
出版社TESOL Research Network of Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney
出版地Sydney, Australia
頁次93 - 128
關鍵詞Bilingualism, biliteracy, cognitive effects, cognitive advantages, cognitive costs, effects of reading, effects of writing, bilingual, biliterate

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