ISSN 0439-755X
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Acta Psychologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (10): 1059-1070.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1041.2021.01059

• Reports of Empirical Studies •     Next Articles

The influence of the matching of modality presentation mode and perceptual learning style on the bidialectal switching cost of Cantonese-Mandarin

XING Qiang(), WU Xiao, WANG Jiawei, ZHANG Zhonglu   

  1. Department of Psychology, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
  • Received:2020-06-25 Published:2021-10-25 Online:2021-08-23
  • Contact: XING Qiang
  • Supported by:
    the 13th five year plan general project of Pedagogy(BBA200033);Guangzhou philosophy and social science development “13th five year plan” project(2020GZYB91)


Proficient cantonese-mandarin bilinguals with different perceptual learning styles were compared on the performance of naming tasks in different channel presentation modes. In this study, the effects of perceived learning style and channel representation on the switching cost of skilled bilinguals were investigated. The results showed that the switching cost of visual cue was lower than that of auditory cue, and the switching cost of bilingualism was lower when the perceptual learning style matched the channel presentation. The results show that the fit between perceptual learning style and channel presentation can adjust the switching cost of bilingualism.

Key words: bidialectal, switching cost, modality presentation mode, perception learning style