oru.sePublikationer
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Bilingualism and reading difficulties: An exploration in episodic and semantic memory
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. Department of Psychiatry, Østfold Hospital Trust, Moss, Norway. (CHAMP)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4089-901X
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (CHAMP)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9862-3032
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology, ISSN 2044-5911, E-ISSN 2044-592X, Vol. 29, no 5, 570-582 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study was designed to investigate the effect of bilingualism and reading difficulties (RD) on episodic and semantic memory. The subjects included 190 children (aged 9–12 years): 45 Iranian-Swedish bilinguals and 59 Swedish monolinguals with typically developed reading, along with 41 bilinguals and 45 monolinguals with RD. To measure episodic memory, subject-performed and verbal tasks were used for encoding, and both free and cued recall were used for retrieval. Letter and category fluency tasks were used to test semantic memory. In action memory, bilingual children with RD benefited less from enactment encoding form compared to children with typically developed reading. Additionally, bilingual with RD had lower rates of recollection in category fluency compared to their monolingual counterparts. However, in letter fluency, there was not found a difference between performances of bilinguals and monolinguals with RD. We discuss the involvement of long-term memory in both bilingualism and reading.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017. Vol. 29, no 5, 570-582 p.
Keyword [en]
Bilingualism; reading difficulties; typically developed reading; episodic memory; semantic memory
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55446DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2017.1293673ISI: 000407602800004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85014510845OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55446DiVA: diva2:1072719
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2009-1349
Available from: 2017-02-08 Created: 2017-02-08 Last updated: 2017-08-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jalali-Moghadam, NiloufarKormi-Nouri, Reza
By organisation
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
In the same journal
Journal of Cognitive Psychology
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 109 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf