General programme, activity sheet

Friday 9 September, 2016 13:30 to 14:00 Oral presentation
Effect of Translation Priming in bilingual children with Learning Disability
Speaker: Kuppuraj Sengottuvel, University of Oxford

Authors: Jayashree. C. Shanbal, Kuppuraj Sengottuvel, Sangeetha Gnanamony


Pattern of lexical organization in bilingual children with Learning Disability is interesting. In order to understand what is the mechanism of transfer of skills and difficulties are taking place in these children with LD. The present study aimed to investigate cross language priming in Kannada (L1) - English (L2) bilingual children with LD. The participants for the study included two groups of children- Thirty typically developing children (TDC) and ten children with LD. A list of thirty word pairs consisting of equal number of translation equivalent (TE) word pairs, related prime (RP) word pairs and non- words (NW) served as the stimulus. DMDX software was used to record reaction time and accuracy of the participants. Results indicated children with LD performed significantly poorer than TDC across all the tasks in L1 and L2 in both accuracy and reaction time measures. Further results revealed faster priming for TE followed by RP and NW. The translation priming effect was found to be relatively greater for L1-L2 condition than vice- versa. The priming effect seemed to be similar for both typically developing children and children with LD.
Development in bilingual and multilingual contexts
Place: Room A-16

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