The Effects of Diglossia on Cognitive Ability
Taking Cantonese-Mandarin Speakers as an Example
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- Diglossia; Cognition; Mandarin; Cantonese
There are many dialects in China. With the popularization of Mandarin, it is common to see more and more people in China can speak both Mandarin and other dialects. The linguistic relativity hypothesis holds that language affects cognitive processes. Through literature review, this article analyzes the effects of diglossia on lower-order cognition (including immediate memory, identification, and classification) and higher-order cognition (including autobiographical memory, implicit memory, language, reasoning, and decision making) in the case of Cantonese-Mandarin diglossia speakers. The results showed that Cantonese-Mandarin diglossia speakers have an advantage over Mandarin monolingual speakers in the above-mentioned cognitive abilities, except language cognition. However, there is still a gap in the effects of diglossia on other cognitive processes as well as on the scientific mechanism behind and future research may continue to explore to fill the gap.
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TY - CONF AU - Keyi Liu AU - Luyao Zhu PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - The Effects of Diglossia on Cognitive Ability BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 214 EP - 218 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.039 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.039 ID - Liu2022 ER -