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dc.contributor.authorKapa, Leah Lynn
dc.contributor.authorColombo, John
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T19:59:39Z
dc.date.available2017-06-07T19:59:39Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-01
dc.identifier.citationKapa, L. L., & Colombo, J. (2013). Attentional Control in Early and Later Bilingual Children. Cognitive Development, 28(3), 233–246. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2013.01.011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/24412
dc.description.abstractThis study examined differences in attentional control among school-age children who were monolingual English speakers, early childhood Spanish-English bilinguals who began speaking both languages by age 3, and later childhood Spanish-English bilingual children who began speaking English after age 3. Children's attentional control was tested using the Attention Network Test (ANT). All language groups performed equally on ANT networks; however, when controlling for age and verbal ability, groups differed significantly on reaction time. Early bilingual children responded faster on the ANT compared to both monolingual and later bilingual children, suggesting an attentional monitoring advantage for early bilinguals. These results add to mounting evidence of advantaged cognitive functioning among bilinguals, and are consistent with the possibility that children who begin speaking a second language earlier in childhood have larger advantages due either to differential effects of acquiring a second language earlier during development or due to longer duration of bilingual experience.en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.en_US
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dc.titleAttentional Control in Early and Later Bilingual Childrenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cogdev.2013.01.011en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, author accepted manuscripten_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
dc.identifier.pmidPMC4044912en_US
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