Reference : Speaking two languages with different number naming systems: What implications for ma...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/45013
Speaking two languages with different number naming systems: What implications for magnitude judgments in bilinguals at different stages of language acquisition?
English
Van Rinsveld, Amandine mailto [> >]
Schiltz, Christine mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS)]
Landerl, Karin [> >]
Brunner, Martin [> >]
Ugen, Sonja mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET)]
2016
Cognitive processing
17
3
225-41
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
1612-4782
1612-4790
Germany
[en] Adult ; Age Factors ; Analysis of Variance ; Female ; Humans ; Judgment/physiology ; Male ; Mathematics ; Multilingualism ; Names ; Semantics ; Verbal Learning/physiology ; Young Adult ; Bilingualism ; Language acquisition ; Magnitude judgments ; Number words
[en] Differences between languages in terms of number naming systems may lead to performance differences in number processing. The current study focused on differences concerning the order of decades and units in two-digit number words (i.e., unit-decade order in German but decade-unit order in French) and how they affect number magnitude judgments. Participants performed basic numerical tasks, namely two-digit number magnitude judgments, and we used the compatibility effect (Nuerk et al. in Cognition 82(1):B25-B33, 2001) as a hallmark of language influence on numbers. In the first part we aimed to understand the influence of language on compatibility effects in adults coming from German or French monolingual and German-French bilingual groups (Experiment 1). The second part examined how this language influence develops at different stages of language acquisition in individuals with increasing bilingual proficiency (Experiment 2). Language systematically influenced magnitude judgments such that: (a) The spoken language(s) modulated magnitude judgments presented as Arabic digits, and (b) bilinguals' progressive language mastery impacted magnitude judgments presented as number words. Taken together, the current results suggest that the order of decades and units in verbal numbers may qualitatively influence magnitude judgments in bilinguals and monolinguals, providing new insights into how number processing can be influenced by language(s).
R-AGR-0528 > NUMLANG > 15/03/2015 - 14/03/2016 > SCHILTZ Christine
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/45013
10.1007/s10339-016-0762-9

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