Influence of socio-economic status on semantic fluency in Kannada-English sequential bilingual children

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Abstract

The current study aims at investigating the influence of socio-economic status on semantic fluency performance in Kannada- English sequential bilingual children the objectives of the study were to compare performance on semantic fluency task in typically developing Kannada- English sequential bilingual children from middle and low socio-economic status (LSES and MSES). Study recruited a total of 50 students, studying in 3rd standard who were Kannada - English sequential bilingual children coming from LSES and MSES. The total number of correct word production across animal fluency task of semantic fluency was assessed in Kannada (L1) and English (L2). Poisson's regression was done. Results indicated significantly poorer performance of LSES children when compared to MSES peers, with respect to total word production and production across languages. This shows that socio-economic status is an important factor in determining the word output in children.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2017

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  • Medicine(all)

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