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The Downside of Greater Lexical Influences: Selectively Poorer Speech Perception in Noise.
TLDR
Individuals with greater reliance on lexical processes during speech perception exhibit impaired speech recognition in listening conditions in which competing talkers introduce audible linguistic interferences.
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 children
Effect of Simultaneous Bilingualism on Speech Intelligibility across Different Masker Types, Modalities, and Signal-to-Noise Ratios in School-Age Children
TLDR
The findings suggest that when English age of acquisition and socioeconomic status is similar between groups, monolingual and bilingual children exhibit comparable speech-in-noise performance across a range of conditions analogous to everyday listening environments.
The Development of Morphological Awareness in Young Bilinguals: Effects of Age and L1 Background.
  • B. Lam, Li Sheng
  • Linguistics
    Journal of speech, language, and hearing research…
  • 1 August 2016
TLDR
L1 influence on English MA development is sensitive to the developmental time frame of word formation rules, and future studies on the development of MA in bilingual children should adopt a more fine-grained approach and include a wider age range.
Emotional and Non-Emotional Verbal Fluency in Native and Non-Native Speakers.
  • B. Lam, T. Marquardt
  • Linguistics, Psychology
    Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the…
  • 8 May 2021
TLDR
Non-native speakers perform more poorly than native speakers on semantic verbal fluency in English for both emotional and non-emotional variants, indicating that language proficiency measures may be less effective in predicting generation of emotional than neutral words.
The Emotional Verbal Fluency Task: A Close Examination of Verbal Productivity and Lexical-Semantic Properties.
  • B. Lam, T. Marquardt
  • Psychology
    Journal of speech, language, and hearing research…
  • 30 June 2020
TLDR
Evidence for a robust positivity bias, suggestions for analyses of verbal productivity and lexical-semantic properties associated with positive and negative Emo-VF tasks using corpora data are provided.
Taxonomic Development in Young Bilingual Children: Task Matters, and So Does Scoring Method.
  • B. Lam, Li Sheng
  • Linguistics
    American journal of speech-language pathology
  • 4 August 2020
TLDR
Depending on task demand and scoring method, bilingual children exhibited slower, comparable, and faster development in taxonomic knowledge in comparison to monolingual controls.
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 speech
Performance Differences Between Native and Non-Native Speakers on a New Happy-Sad Executive Function Measure.
TLDR
This study reinforced the usefulness of the happy-sad task as a new measure in evaluating inhibitory control in adult native-speakers, however, the language of test administration needs to be considered in assessment because it may lead to performance differences between native and non-native speakers.
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