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Omidvar S, Jafari Z. Assessment of Temporal Resolution Ability between Monolingual and Bilingual Young Adults. Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2012; 13 (4) :49-56
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1- audiology, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2- Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (1979 Views)
Objective: Temporal resolution refers to the shortest time spent for analyzing a sound stimulus. In the present study, temporal resolution ability was compared between young, normal Persianlanguage monolingual and Turkish-Persian bilingual adults.
Method: In this descriptive-analytical study, subjects were 22 Persian–language monolinguals (10 boys, 12 girls) and 29 Turkish-Persian bilinguals (13 boys, 16 girls) with ages ranging from 18 to 25 years old. Temporal resolution ability was assessed by gap detection test in four 10-dB steps and analyzed based on language/s, sex and age factors.
Results: Gap detection thresholds (GDTs) of both groups were improved by increasing stimulus level, and a significant difference was shown between mean GDTs of the two studied groups in 10 and 20 dB (<0.05). In all cases, age and sex did not influence the test results.
Conclusion: It seems that Turkish-Persian bilingual listeners have lower temporal resolution ability in comparison with Persian–language monolinguals.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/08/23 | Accepted: 2011/10/23 | Published: 2011/12/22

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