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Slot-Filler and Taxonomic Organization: The Role of Contextual Experience and Maternal Education
Previous studies on children’s semantic development suggest a shift from slot-filler to taxonomic organization at around eight years of age. However, these studies typically did not include childrenExpand
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Effect of Simultaneous Bilingualism on Speech Intelligibility across Different Masker Types, Modalities, and Signal-to-Noise Ratios in School-Age Children
Recognizing speech in adverse listening conditions is a significant cognitive, perceptual, and linguistic challenge, especially for children. Prior studies have yielded mixed results on the impact ofExpand
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The Development of Morphological Awareness in Young Bilinguals: Effects of Age and L1 Background.
  • B. Lam, L. Sheng
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of speech, language, and hearing research…
  • 1 August 2016
PURPOSE Current understanding about the effect of first language (L1) background on morphological awareness (MA) development in those who are bilingual is largely limited to school-agedExpand
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The Downside of Greater Lexical Influences: Selectively Poorer Speech Perception in Noise.
Purpose Although lexical information influences phoneme perception, the extent to which reliance on lexical information enhances speech processing in challenging listening environments is unclear. WeExpand
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Developmental and linguistic factors of audiovisual speech perception across different masker types
Developmental and linguistic factors have been found to influence listeners’ ability to recognize speech-in-noise. However, there is paucity of evidence exploring how these factors modulate speechExpand
Taxonomic Development in Young Bilingual Children: Task Matters, and So Does Scoring Method.
  • B. Lam, Li Sheng
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of speech-language pathology
  • 4 August 2020
Purpose Taxonomic awareness is central to vocabulary development and assessment. While taxonomic development appears largely unaffected by environmental factors, the impact of divided language inputExpand
The Emotional Verbal Fluency Task: A Close Examination of Verbal Productivity and Lexical-Semantic Properties.
  • B. Lam, T. Marquardt
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of speech, language, and hearing research…
  • 30 June 2020
Purpose Emotional verbal fluency (Emo-VF) has the potential to expand neuropsychological assessment by providing information about affective memory retrieval. The usability of Emo-VF is limited,Expand
Performance Differences Between Native and Non-Native Speakers on a New Happy-Sad Executive Function Measure.
OBJECTIVE The happy-sad task adapts the classic day-night task by incorporating two early acquired emotional concepts ("happy" and "sad") and demonstrates elevated inhibitory demands for nativeExpand
The Nativelikeness Problem in L2 Word-association Tasks: Examining Word Class and Trials
Significant variation exists in how native speakers respond to word association tasks and challenges the usage of nativelikeness as a benchmark to gauge second language (L2) performance. However, theExpand