The Role of Working Memory in Implicit and Explicit Language Learning

  title={The Role of Working Memory in Implicit and Explicit Language Learning},
  author={Kaitlyn M. Tagarelli and Mailce Borges Mota and Patrick Rebuschat},
Working memory capacity (WMC) has been shown to correlate with performance on complex cognitive tasks, including language comprehension and production. However, some scholars have suggested that performance outcomes result from an interaction between individual differences (IDs), such as WMC, and learning conditions (Robinson, 2005a). Reber, Walkenfeld, and Hernstadt (1991) specifically claimed that IDs influence performance on explicit, but not implicit, processes. In this study, English… CONTINUE READING

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