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dc.contributor.authorEr, Pei Yi-
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-08T05:01:42Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-08T05:01:42Z-
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/61939-
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to gain a deeper understanding on how language is represented in a bilingual’s brain by investigating on colour boundaries that exist only in either language of the selected language pair. Twenty Korean-English bilinguals took part in the study and the results showed that categorical perception (CP) effect was still present under the non-target language primed condition. CP is therefore, not specific to each language system. The present findings also suggest that there exists a unified system where accessibility of lexical retrieval is dependent on frequency of word usage and immersion in a L2 speaking country. Furthermore, the acquisition of a second language may cause L1 attrition, weakening the strength of the word-referent mapping. Nevertheless, the weakened mapping did not result in the loss of a CP boundary in the subjects of this study.en_US
dc.format.extent48 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University-
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanitiesen_US
dc.titleEffect of bilingualism on colour perception : is categorical perception specific to each language system or altered and shared in one unified system?en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Alice Chanen_US
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