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The bilingual assessment of cognitive abilities in French and English

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Title: The bilingual assessment of cognitive abilities in French and English
Author: Lacroix, Serge
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Program: School Psychology
Copyright Date: 2008
Subject Keywords Cognitive abilities;Assessment;Bilingualism;Code-switching
Issue Date: 2008-10-10
Publisher University of British Columbia
Abstract: In this study the role that language plays in the expression of intelligence, bilingualism, and the process of assessing selected cognitive abilities was explored. The primary purpose of the study was to determine if individuals who are allowed to move from one language to another when they provide responses to test items produce results that are different than those obtained by bilingual examinees assessed in one language only. The results indicate that the Experimental Group obtained significantly higher results than the Control Group on all the tests and subtests used. The Experimental Group code-switched more frequently and the examiners only code-switched with that group. The frequency of the code-switching behaviours explains, in great part, all the differences noted in the results as very few other sources of differences were identified, even when groups were compared on sex, first language and relative proficiency in French and in English.
Affiliation: Education, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/2575
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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