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Variability in the effects of bilingualism on cognition: It is not just about cognition, it is also about bilingualism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 October 2014

MARGARITA KAUSHANSKAYA
Affiliation:
University of Wisconsin-Madison kaushanskaya@wisc.edu
ANAT PRIOR
Affiliation:
University of Haifa

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Valian (2014) suggests that the messy state of the literature examining the effects of bilingualism on executive functioning (EF) stems from lack of clarity in how EFs are defined and measured, and from lack of control over other factors that can modulate EF. We argue that the lack of clarity in how bilingualism is defined and measured is no less problematic. We focus our commentary on two related issues.

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