Second language proficiency and attentional network: Evidence from the multi-source interference task (MSIT)

Wang Huili, Liu Wenyu, Chen Hongjun, Wang Yan, Sui Danni, Tang Yiyuan

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Abstract

Some research is done as to the correlation between language proficiency and attentional network of the bilinguals. However, research into the L2 proficiency attentional network by integrating three dimensions of the cognitive interference tasks has not much reported. In the present study, Stroop task, Simon task and Flanker task are combined to increase the dimensions of the attentional network Behavioral results show that the performance difference between English majors and non-English majors consists in the second position of the interference trials with the accuracy rate of English majors much higher and latency much lower than those of non-English majors, confirming the hypothesis that higher L2 proficiency is positively correlated to attentional network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th International Conference on Natural Computation, ICNC 2008
Pages109-115
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event4th International Conference on Natural Computation, ICNC 2008 - Jinan, China
Duration: Oct 18 2008Oct 20 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 4th International Conference on Natural Computation, ICNC 2008
Volume6

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Natural Computation, ICNC 2008
CountryChina
CityJinan
Period10/18/0810/20/08

Keywords

  • Attentional network multi-source interference task (MSIT)
  • Second language proficiency

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