Accession Number : AD0717230

Title :   Coloring Naming Interference in Monolinguals and Bilinguals with matching Interfering and naming Languages.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Dyer,Frederick N.

Report Date : 30 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : English-speaking monolinguals named colors as quickly as possible when the color stimuli were color names written either in English or a number of other languages. Color naming was found to be slowest for English words and increased in speed as the foreign color names became less similar to their English equivalents. In a second experiment, Spanish-English bilinguals named colors in both languages with color stimuli that were either Spanish color names, English color names or control Xs. Color naming was slowest when the naming language and the language of the color names was the same although considerable interference also occurred when they differed. The pattern of interference in these conditions was related to S's relative proficiency in Spanish and English. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, WORD ASSOCIATION), (*LANGUAGE, INTERFERENCE), COLORS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, SPAIN, READING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE