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Multilingualism and metacognitive processing

Bright, P; Ouzia, J; Filippi, R; (2019) Multilingualism and metacognitive processing. In: Schwieter, JW, (ed.) The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism. Wiley

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This chapter critically reviews evidence for overlap and divergence in the neural and psychological basis of metacognition and executive function. It considers the implications for current debate on the proposed cognitive advantages associated with the acquisition and regular use of two or more languages. The chapter focuses on the relationship between executive function and metacognitive abilities, and also considers whether and how multilingualism might impact upon them. Metacognitive awareness is often quantified via confidence judgements in relation to a specific measure of cognitive task performance, such as accuracy or error rate. Whatever the nature of the cortical and subcortical developmental effects of multi-language acquisition, converging evidence is emerging that multilingualism impacts on a broad, distributed network of brain regions, including both primary language and domain general/nonverbal processing sites involved in the emotional regulation and higher-level cognitive control.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Multilingualism and metacognitive processing
DOI: 10.1002/9781119387725.ch17
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119387725.ch17
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: cognitive task performance, executive function, metacognition, metacognitive awareness, multi-language acquisition, multilingualism
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10040009
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