The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism

Author: François Grosjean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118349733
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The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism presents acomprehensive introduction to the foundations of bilingualism,covering language processing, language acquisition, cognitionand the bilingual brain. This thorough introduction to the psycholinguistics ofbilingualism is accessible to non-specialists with little previousexposure to the field Introduces students to the methodological approaches currentlyemployed in the field, including observation, experimentation,verbal and computational modelling, and brain imaging Examines spoken and written language processing, simultaneousand successive language acquisition, bilingual memory and cognitiveeffects, and neurolinguistic and neuro-computational models of thebilingual brain Written in an accessible style by two of the field’sleading researchers, together with contributions frominternationally-renowned scholars Featuring chapter-by-chapter research questions, this is anessential resource for those seeking insights into the bilingualmind and our current knowledge of the cognitive basis ofbilingualism

Bilingualism

Author: Joel Walters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135612870
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In the past 30 years, the study of bilingualism processing has been conducted independently by two fields, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. This volume merges these two fields, addressing one of the tough problems dividing researchers in bilingualism, conceptually as well as methodologically. Joel Walters proposes a new approach to bilingualism processing--the Sociopragmatic-Psycholinguistic (SPPL) Model--which presents language as a social phenomenon. The author accomplishes this by identifying and organizing evidence from a wide range of linguistic disciplines, merging sociopragmatics, discourse analysis, and ethnography with social cognition, psycholinguistics, and neuroscience. By extension, the author offers convincing explanations of how related fields can profit from a comprehensive bilingual processing model. As a result, Joel Walters delivers a well-organized, comprehensive model that is thought through at every level. This book appeals to graduate students, scholars in the fields of linguistics, bilingualism, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. It is useful to researchers for its comprehensiveness and methodological acumen and may be appropriate as a supplementary textbook for graduate-level courses in bilingualism or for seminars on similar topics.

Tutorials in Bilingualism

Author: Annette M.B. de Groot
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317779398
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The past fifteen years have witnessed an increasing interest in the cognitive study of the bilingual. A major reason why psychologists, psycholinguists, applied linguists, neuropsychologists, and educators have pursued this topic at an accelerating pace presumably is the acknowledgment by increasingly large numbers of language researchers that the incidence of monolingualism in individual language users may be lower than that of bilingualism. This alleged numerical imbalance between monolinguals and bilinguals may be expected to become larger due to increasing international travel through, for instance, tourism and trade, to the growing use of international communication networks, and to the fact that in some parts of the world (i.e., Europe), the borders between countries are effectively disappearing. In addition to the growing awareness that bilinguals are very common and may even outnumber monolinguals, there is the dawning understanding that the bilingual mind is not simply the sum of the cognitive processes associated with each of the two monolingual modes, and that the two languages of bilingual may interact with one another in complicated ways. To gain a genuinely universal account of human cognition will therefore require a detailed understanding of language use by both pure monolinguals as well as bilinguals, unbalanced and balanced, and of the representations and processes involved. These two insights, that bilingualism is a common human condition and that it may influence cognition, were presumably instrumental in putting bilingualism on the agendas of many researchers of cognition and language in recent years. But other reasons may have played a role too: The study of bilingualism also provides a unique opportunity to study the relation between language and thought. A final reason for the growing interest in this area of research is the awareness that bilingualism may confer the benefit of broadening one's scope beyond the limits of one's own country and culture. This book serves as an excellent introduction to the important topics in the psycholinguistic study of bilingualism. The chapters represent a comprehensive and interrelated set of topics that form the core of contemporary research on the psycholinguistics of bilingualism. The issues raised within this perspective not only increase our understanding of the nature of language and thought in bilinguals but also of the basic nature of the mental architecture that supports the ability to use more than one language.

Bilingualism and Cognitive Control

Author: Ramesh Kumar Mishra
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331992513X
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This thought-provoking monograph makes a multidisciplinary case for bilingualism as a possible enhancer of executive function, particularly cognitive control. Its central focus is the cognitive operations of the bilingual brain in processing two languages and whether they afford the brain a greater edge on neuroplasticity—in short, a cognitive advantage. Major issues and controversies in the debate are analyzed from cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistic, and integrative perspectives, with attention paid to commonly and rarely studied domains at work in bilingual processing. The author also pinpoints future areas for improved research such as recognizing the diversity of bilingualism, not simply in languages spoken but also in social context, as seen among immigrants and refugees. Included in the coverage: The evolution of bilingualism. What goes on in a bilingual mind? The core cognitive mechanisms. Cognitive advantage of bilingualism and its criticisms. Neuroscience of bilingualism. Bilingualism, context, and control. Attention, vision, and control in bilinguals. With its cogent takes on ongoing questions and emerging issues, Bilingualism and Cognitive Control is of immediate interest to bilingual researchers and practitioners interested in understanding the behavioral aspects and neurobiology of bilingualism and the dynamic character of the bilingual/multilingual/second language learner’s mind, as well as the growing number of advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in the psychology/psycholinguistics of bilingualism, bilingual cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience.

The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingual Processing

Author: John W. Schwieter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316368491
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How does a human acquire, comprehend, produce and control multiple languages with just the power of one mind? What are the cognitive consequences of being a bilingual? These are just a few of the intriguing questions at the core of studying bilingualism from psycholinguistic and neurocognitive perspectives. Bringing together some of the world's leading experts in bilingualism, cognitive psychology and language acquisition, The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingual Processing explores these questions by presenting a clear overview of current theories and findings in bilingual processing. This comprehensive handbook is organized around overarching thematic areas including theories and methodologies, acquisition and development, comprehension and representation, production, control, and the cognitive consequences of bilingualism. The handbook serves as an informative overview for researchers interested in cognitive bilingualism and the logic of theoretical and experimental approaches to language science. It also functions as an instrumental source of readings for anyone interested in bilingual processing.

The Bilingual Mental Lexicon

Author: Aneta Pavlenko
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847691242
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How are words organized in the bilingual mind? How are they linked to concepts? How do bi- and multilinguals process words in their multiple languages? Contributions to this volume offer up-to-date answers to these questions and provide a detailed introduction to interdisciplinary approaches used to investigate the bilingual lexicon.

Streitfall Zweisprachigkeit The Bilingualism Controversy

Author: Ingrid Gogolin
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531158860
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Die Frage, ob die Zweisprachigkeit von Migranten eine positive, individuelle wie gesellschaftlich nützliche Kompetenz ist, war und ist umstritten. Der Band dokumentiert den interdisziplinären und internationalen Austausch über neueste Forschungsergebnisse zu dieser Frage - und bietet die Chance zur Versachlichung der Auseinandersetzungen über den 'Streitfall Zweisprachigkeit'.

An Introduction to Bilingualism

Author: Jeanette Altarriba
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135608520
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This important text provides a general overview of the methods and theories used in the broad domain of bilingualism. The unique interdisciplinary approach, which is reflected in the various topics covered, gives students a global picture of the field. Topics range from early childhood intellectual development to educational and social-cognitive challenges to the maturing bilingual brain. Important developing areas such as cognitive aging, creativity, the social and cultural context perspective, communication disorders and sentence processing are also covered within the volume. This text is aimed towards undergraduate courses and graduate courses in psycholinguistics, especially those with an emphasis on bilingualism or second language learning.

A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism

Author: Philip Herdina
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853594670
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The model presented in this volume draws together various strands of research - second language acquisition theory, bilingualism research, dynamic systems theory - to develop a novel approach to this challenging subject. Its main focus lies on the psycholinguistic dynamics of multilingualism, the processes of change in time affecting two or more language systems.

A Journey in Languages and Cultures

Author: François Grosjean
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780198754947
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This book explores the life and experiences of one of the world's most renowned experts in bilingualism. François Grosjean takes the author on an engaging trip through his life as a bicultural bilingual, combining personal accounts and anecdotes with insights from his extensive research, which will appeal to all those interested in bilingualism.