The cognitive basis of diglossia in Arabic: Evidence from a repetition priming study within and between languages

  title={The cognitive basis of diglossia in Arabic: Evidence from a repetition priming study within and between languages},
  author={Raphiq Ibrahim},
  booktitle={Psychology research and behavior management},
  • Raphiq Ibrahim
  • Published 2009 in Psychology research and behavior management
This study examined diglossia and its cognitive basis in Arabic. Repetition priming effects were compared within spoken Arabic (SA), as well as with the effects found when the primes were in either literary Arabic (LA) or Hebrew. In experiment 1, using lexical decisions for auditory presented words, a significant priming effect was found at lag 0 when the primes were in LA and in Hebrew. Furthermore, large repetition priming effects were found at relatively long lags (lag 8-12) within SA. This… CONTINUE READING

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