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Fonemska i semantička verbalna fluentnost kod hrvatsko-njemačkih bilingvala


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Soldo, Silvija. (2016). Fonemska i semantička verbalna fluentnost kod hrvatsko-njemačkih bilingvala. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Mildner, Vesna].

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The purpose of this thesis is to look into the verbal fluency of Croatian-German bilinguals using the Benton Verbal Fluency Test also known as the Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT). A group of 30 healthy bilingual participants, 4 men and 26 women of higher education, aged between 23 and 29 were given 60 seconds at a time to generate words with the beginning letters P, K and S (phonemic fluency) both in Croatian and in German. They were also to perform the same task with the categories “animals” and “fruit and vegetables” (semantic fluency). Compared to previous studies on monolinguals, the bilingual group shows better results i.e. a higher word count in both languages. Regarding the content, the analysis also highlights the activation of different patterns so that certain words are being grouped by participants after common criteria for the purpose of generating a higher number of words within the required time frame. Although the results suggest that bilinguals may be higher performers than monolinguals when it comes to verbal fluency it would be necessary to conduct a study on a higher number of participants. Therefore this research is intended as a preview and incentive for any future studies that might provide insight into the verbal fluency of Croatian-German bilinguals and bilingualism in general.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: bilingualism, Benton verbal fluency test, COWAT, phonemic fluency, semantic fluency
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Mildner, Vesna
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 08:53

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