Theory of mind in bilingual and monolingual preschool children

Farhadian, Mokhtar and Abdullah, Rohani and Mansor, Mariani and Redzuan, Maarof and Gazanizadand, Neda and Vijay , Kumar Mallan (2010) Theory of mind in bilingual and monolingual preschool children. Journal of Psychology, 1 (1). pp. 39-46. ISSN 0976-4224

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Abstract

This research examined whether theory of mind (ToM) development differs in bilingual and monolingual preschool children. Three false belief tasks were given to 163 Kurdish-Persian bilingual and Persian monolingual preschool children. Bilingual children performed significantly better than monolingual children in their ToM. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that, bilingualism contributed significantly to the prediction of preschoolers’ ToM development when age and verbal ability were controlled.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Theory of mind; Bilingualism; Preschooler; False belief; Verbal ability
Subject:Philosophy of mind in children
Subject:Bilingualism
Subject:Education, Bilingual
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher:Kamla-Raj Enterprises
ID Code:17375
Deposited By: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Deposited On:23 Feb 2012 07:28
Last Modified:31 Oct 2012 01:08

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