Mariana Elias (Sup. Dr.Tamar Dgani & Dr.Anat Prior)
I holds a BA & MA in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
I currently work as a speech therapist at a Child Development Center with toddlers and children between the ages of 1 to 7.
The topic of my current research, supervised by Dr. Tamar Degani and Dr. Anat Prior, is "How individual differences in executive control modulate cross-language lexical interactions: a longitudinal study". we aim to identify patterns of lexical cross-linguistic influences amongst trilingual speakers, as a function of executive control capacities and language proficiency alterations. In a longitudinal design over the course of three years, Arabic-Hebrew-English trilingual students will participate in five experimental sessions from their first to third year of undergraduate studies while immersed in their second language (L2) environment.
Multilingualism, lexical interactions, lexical-form overlap, individual differences, executive functions.