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Semantic context effects in Bengali-English bilingual and English monolingual speakers

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We investigated the contribution of linguistic and executive control processes in semantic context effects for young healthy Bengali-English bilingual and English monolingual speakers. We collected blocked-cyclic naming data, executive control data and background measures to characterize each participant. This dataset contains the blocked-cyclic naming data as well as Stroop data in English from 25 Bengali-English bilinguals and 25 English monolinguals. The data from the blocked-cyclic naming task was collected using audio recorder, later transcribed orthographically. Demographic information and vocabulary testing data were collected using paper and pen tasks. Executive control tasks were assessed using computer-based tasks and were programmed and delivered using E-Prime. The groups were matched for receptive vocabulary, age, education and non-verbal intelligence.

These data could be used by future researchers to answer their specific questions regarding blocked-cyclic naming performances amongst different language users (e.g., monolinguals vs. bilinguals) as well as cognitive and linguistic underpinnings of the task (e.g., executive control measures, vocabulary measures).

Dataset accompanying the paper entitled: Patra A, Bose A, Marinis T (2020, under review). Semantic context effects in bilingual and monolingual speakers. Journal of Neurolinguistics.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Patra, Abhijeet, Bose, Arpita ORCID logoORCID: and Marinis, Theodoros ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: Abhijeet Patra, University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2020
Data last accessed: 17 April 2024
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Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Language and Cognition
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: picture naming, bilingual, executive functions, monolingual, inhibitory control, semantic context effects, semantic interference
Data Availability: OPEN


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