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Mirdehghan M, Nejati V, Davoodi E. A Comprehensive Study of Persian Proverbs among Monolingual and Bilingual Adolescents Comparatively on the Basis of the Constraint Satisfaction Model. IQBQ. 2012; 3 (3) :193-216
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-14-10749-en.html
1- Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
3- M.A. Student of Linguistics, Shahid Beheshti University, G.C.
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The present study aimed to provide a comprarative analysis of the performance of Persian monoligual and Azari-Persian bilingual adolescents in comprehension of Persian proverbs. The study has been made on the basis of the constraint satisfaction model, within which the effect of the variables of “linguistic context”, “familiarity” and “gender” is examined on their “speed of comprehension”. The corpus includes 142 high school students in two groups of monolingual and bilingual individuals. The proverb comprehension test has been provided as a testing software­ in which the data are saved in the textual format and the response timing is saved in milliseconds. Data analysis was performed by a two-way analysis of variance. The research findings illustrated the significant effect of the variables studied, that by itself supports the efficiency of the constraint satisfaction model, as its theoretical base, in the comprehension of Persian proverbs.  
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Psychology of language
Received: 2011/08/9 | Accepted: 2011/09/6 | Published: 2011/09/25

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