Language and thought in a multilingual context:the case of isiXhosa

Bylund, Emanuel and Athanasopoulos, Panos (2014) Language and thought in a multilingual context:the case of isiXhosa. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17 (2). pp. 431-441. ISSN 1366-7289

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Abstract

Situated within the grammatical aspect approach to motion event cognition, this study takes a first step in investigating language and thought in functional multilinguals by studying L1 isiXhosa speakers living in South Africa. IsiXhosa being a non-aspect language, the study investigates how the knowledge and use of additional languages with grammatical aspect influence cognition of endpoint-oriented motion events among L1 isiXhosa speakers. Results from a triads-matching task show that participants who often used aspect languages and had greater exposure to English in primary education were less prone to rely on endpoints when categorising motion events.

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Journal Article
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Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
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71267
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Deposited On:
15 Oct 2014 15:53
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Yes
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Published
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