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Title: 
Age and individual differences in language abilities: from kindergarten to secondary school
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Language
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Nov-2009
Abstract: 
The present paper reports several findings on the cognitive underpinnings of narrative development in Singaporean context. We were primarily interested in the interplay between narrative abilities and development in working memory and executive functioning. The data also provided useful information on the narrative proficiency of English- and Chinese-speaking Singaporean preschool and primary school students. It was found that one of the executive functions, updating, is strongly related to both narrative fluency and narrative content measures. Another executive function, switching, predicted the variance in those narrative measures that tap plot construction and encoding of the protagonist’s intentions. These findings are important for understanding of the role of domain-general cognitive mechanisms in language development.
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NOTE: Report access is restricted. For more information on the said project, please contact oer.rsu@nie.edu.sg
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CRP 05/06 KL
CRP 05/07 KL
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