The Exploration of the Differences in Working Memory Ability Between Monolingual and Bilingual Children
Available Online 1 June 2022.
- 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.043How to use a DOI?
- Bilingual children; Monolingual children; Chinese; English; Working memory; Simon task
The purpose of this study is to explore whether bilingual children perform better in working memory tasks than monolingual children. A total of 60 Chinese monolingual and Chinese-English bilingual children from a kindergarten in Huainan participated in this experiment. The results indicated that monolingual children were better at processing information and suppressing cognitive interference than bilingual children, contrary to our hypothesis. However, differences in school levels and errors in assessing children’s family economic status in the study still need to be controlled for more carefully. In addition, further implications of this study and the shortcomings of bilingual education were also discussed.
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TY - CONF AU - Xinyi Qian AU - Yanhuan Wang AU - Youzhi Yao PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - The Exploration of the Differences in Working Memory Ability Between Monolingual and Bilingual Children BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 234 EP - 238 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.043 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.043 ID - Qian2022 ER -