Advances in the Study of Bilingualism

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Author: Dr. Enlli Môn Thomas,Ineke Mennen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 178309172X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book provides a contemporary approach to the study of bilingualism. Drawing on contributions from leading experts in the field, this book brings together - in a single volume - a selection of the exciting work conducted as part of the programme of the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice at Bangor University, Wales. Each chapter has as its main focus an exploration of the relationship between the two languages of a bilingual. Section by section, the authors draw on current findings and methodologies to explore the ways in which their research can address this question from a number of different perspectives.

Trends in Bilingual Acquisition

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Author: Jasone Cenoz,Fred Genesee

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902729481X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The chapters in this volume provide the first comprehensive overview of trends in research on early phonological, lexical, syntactic and pragmatic development in children acquiring two (or more) languages simultaneously. Ongoing as well as emerging issues are examined and discussed by leading researchers in the field. Collectively, these studies extend our knowledge of bilingual acquisition and broaden our understanding of the child's ability to acquire and use language. This volume is of interest to researchers working on language acquisition by monolingual and bilingual children, graduate students of psychology, linguistics and communication sciences, and researchers and professionals concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of bilingual children with language impairment.

Translation Studies

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Author: Susan Bassnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135053138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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At a time when millions travel around the planet – some by choice, some driven by economic or political exile – translation of the written and spoken word is of ever increasing importance. This guide presents readers with an accessible and engaging introduction to the valuable position translation holds within literature and society. Leading translation theorist Susan Bassnett traces the history of translation, examining the ways translation is currently utilized as a burgeoning interdisciplinary activity and extending her analysis into developing areas such as developing technologies and new media forms. Translation Studies, fourth edition displays the importance of translation across disciplines, and is essential reading for students and scholars of translation, literary studies, globalisation studies and ancient and modern languages.

Memory, Language, and Bilingualism

Theoretical and Applied Approaches

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Author: Jeanette Altarriba,Ludmila Isurin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107008905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

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A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of memory, language and cognitive processing across various populations of bilingual speakers.

Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts

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Author: Fredric Field

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027296111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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A number of previous approaches to linguistic borrowing and contact phenomena in general have concluded that there are no formal boundaries whatsoever to the kinds of material that can pass from one language into another. At the same time, various hierarchies illustrate that some things are indeed more likely to be borrowed than others. Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts addresses both, by examining claims of no absolute limits and synthesizing various hierarchies. It observes that all contact phenomena are systematic, and borrowing is no exception. Regarding forms, the determining factors lie in the nature of the morphological systems in contact and how they relate to one another. Two principles are proposed to determine the nature of the systematicity and interaction: the Principle of System Compatibility (PSC), and its corollary, the Principle of System Incompatibility (PSI). Together, these principles provide a consistent account of the possibilities and limits to borrowing.

Language Acquisition Across Linguistic and Cognitive Systems

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Author: Michèle Kail,Maya Hickmann

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027253145

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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How and why do all children learn language? Why do some have difficulties while others are early language learners? What are the consequences of early bilingualism? Is it possible to reach native-like competence in a foreign language? Although we still cannot fully answer these questions, research during the last two decades has begun to solve some pieces of the puzzle. This book proposes an interdisciplinary collection of writings from some of the best specialists across several fields in cognitive science, offering a wide sample of recent advances in the study of first language acquisition, bilingualism, second language acquisition, and disorders of oral language. It is addressed to all researchers and students interested in language acquisition, as well as to teachers, clinicians and parents, who will find therein many new findings and varied methodological approaches, as well as challenging questions that are still debated and in need of further research.

Investigating Translation

Selected Papers from the 4th International Congress on Translation, Barcelona, 1998

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Author: Allison Beeby Lonsdale,Allison Beeby,Doris Ensinger,Marisa Presas

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027216373

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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This volume brings together a selection of papers presented at an international conference on Translation Studies in Barcelona in 1998. The papers illustrate four areas that are of particular interest in translation research today in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The purpose of the first section, 'Investigating Translation Paradigms', is to reach a critical revision of existing paradigms and to develop new ones in approaching the translated text. The second section, 'Investigating the Translation Process', focuses on the skills, knowledge and strategies that make up translation competence. The third section, 'Investigating Translation and Ideology' addresses not only the 'invisible' influence of ideologies on the translator, but also the role of translators in transmitting ideology. The fourth section, 'Investigating Translation Receivers' envisages translators as communicators caught between the opposing trends of localisation and globalisation. This tension can be seen in the selection of the papers, some of which reflect on research carried out in recently established translation centres in Spain, while others discuss the latest work of scholars from long established centres in other countries.

The Neurolinguistics of Bilingualism

An Introduction

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Author: F. Fabbro

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863777554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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This book introduces the reader to both neurolinguistics per se and the neuropsychological aspects of bilingualism. Neurolinguistics may roughly be defined as a subset of neuropsychology, namely the study of the representation and processing of language in the brain. To this effect, the first chapters of the book focus on the basic neuropsychology of language processing and acquisition. The second half of the book addresses the issues of cerebral representation and processing of language in bi-or multilingual subjects. All aspects are systematically dealt with, namely the definition of bilingualism; an analysis of all the issues related to bilingual aphasia, i.e. patterns of recovery of the patients' carious languages in diverse population; an investigation of the methodologies used in the study of the neuropsychological aspects of the various linguistic functions, such as comprehension, production and translation; and lastly, the issues of cerebral lateralization and neuroanatomical localization of the numerous cortical and subcortical structures subserving the various language system components in multilingual subjects. It is an excellent introduction to both the neuropsychology of language and the phenomena related to bilingualism. This book will be of particular interest to students of language therapy, aphasiology, applied psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and, in general, to students of medicine who wish to become more knowledgeable about the specific needs of patients in a multilingual society.

Studies in the History of the English Language IV

Empirical and Analytical Advances in the Study of English Language Change

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Author: Susan M. Fitzmaurice,Donka Minkova

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 441

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Empirical and Analytical Advances in the Study of English Language Change continues the project of initiating and energizing the conversations among historians of the English language fostered by the series of conferences on studying the history of the English language (SHEL), begun in 2000 at UCLA. It follows in the footsteps of three high-profile SHEL-based collections of peer-reviewed research papers and point-counterpoint commentaries. In the current volume, the editors invited contributors to reflect upon their approaches and practices in undertaking historical studies, focusing particularly on the methods deployed in selecting and analyzing data. The essays in this volume represent interests in the study of linguistic change in English that range across different periods, genres, and aspects of the language and show different approaches and use of evidence to deal with the subject. They also represent the current state of research in the field and the nature of the debates in which scholars and historians engage as regards the nature of the evidence adduced in the explanation of change and the robustness of heuristics. The editors share a strong interest in examining the evidence that informs and grounds research in their fields at the same time as interrogating the heuristics employed by their colleagues for the histories they present. The contributions to the volume give expression to these interests. Contributors are: Richard Hogg (to whose memory the volume is dedicated), William Labov, Elizabeth Traugott, Rob Fulk, Thomas Cable, Jennifer Tran-Smith, Charles Li, Christina Fitzgerald, David Denison, Christopher Palmer, Don Chapman, Graeme Trousdale, Joan Beal, Connie Eble, Stefan Dollinger and Raymond Hickey. The volume is of interest to scholars and postgraduate and research students in the history of English, English philology, and (English) historical linguistics.

Advances in Technology and Management

Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Technology and Management (ICTAM 2012), International Convention Center Jeju, Jeju-Island, Korea

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Author: Haenakon Kim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642296378

Category: Computers

Page: 874

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This book Advances in Technology and Management contains 116 full length papers presented at the International Conference on Technology and Management, held on June 12-13, 2012, Jeju-Island, Korea. The goal of ICTAM 2012 is to bring together researchers working in many different areas of technology and management to foster international collaborations and exchange of new ideas. This volume can be divided into two sections on the basis of the classification of manuscripts considered. The first section deals with technology. The second section of this volume consists of management.

Advances in Cognitive Science

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Author: Narayanan Srinivasan,A K Gupta,Janak Pandey

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132100158

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Since the coinage of the term by scientist H Christopher Longuet-Higgins in 1973, Cognitive Science has become a fast growing field of study worldwide, comprising cross-linkages of disciplines like psychology, neuroscience, computer science, linguistics and philosophy. With contributions from eminent scientists from around the globe, Advances in Cognitive Science: Volume 1 covers various sub-disciplines of this study area like Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Modeling, Cognitive Development and Intervention, Culture and Cognition, and Consciousness. The often neglected issues of culture and cognition, and consciousness are also discussed in detail. The book presents recent findings and current challenges in the all these areas and also highlights the current trends in the major sub-disciplines. It will be invaluable for researchers, faculty, students and scientists working in the field of Cognitive Science.

Communication Disorders in Spanish Speakers

Theoretical, Research and Clinical Aspects

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Author: José G. Centeno,Raquel Teresa Anderson,Loraine K. Obler

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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This book bridges the gap in the literature on Hispanic individuals for student clinicians and professionals in Speech-Language Pathology/Speech Therapy. It links empirical and theoretical bases to evidence-based practices for child and adult Spanish users. This volume provides both students and licensed professionals in speech-language pathology much-needed multidisciplinary bases to implement clinical services with Spanish speakers. Researchers and practitioners from Speech-Language Pathology, Neurolinguistics, Neuropsychology, Education, and Clinical Psychology provide theoretical and empirical grounds to develop evidence-based clinical procedures for monolingual Spanish and bilingual Spanish-English children and adults with communication disorders.

Advances in Computer Science and Engineering

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Author: Dehuai Zeng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642279481

Category: Computers

Page: 818

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This book includes the proceedings of the second International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (CES 2012), which was held during January 13-14, 2012 in Sanya, China. The papers in these proceedings of CES 2012 focus on the researchers’ advanced works in their fields of Computer Science and Engineering mainly organized in four topics, (1) Software Engineering, (2) Intelligent Computing, (3) Computer Networks, and (4) Artificial Intelligence Software.

Bilinguality and Bilingualism

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Author: Josiane F. Hamers,Blanc, Michel, Ph.D

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521337977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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The book explores how bilingualism develops in childhood or later; on bilingualism's social, neurological, and psychological foundations; and on bilingualism's social and cultural consequences. It also examines the wider issues of languages in contact, both psycholinguistic and socio-political, and the applications of bilingual research to language teaching, translation and interpreting, and language planning and policy-making. Hamers and Blanc's book--a thoroughly revised and updated version of their textbook originally published in French--provides a comprehensive, critical review of current research, focusing on the need for genuinely explanatory accounts and the development of satisfactory theoretical models.

Advances in Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems

6th International Conference, BICS 2013, Beijing, China, June 9-11, 2013. Proceedings

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Author: Derong Liu,Cesare Alippi,Dongbin Zhao,Amir Hussain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642387861

Category: Computers

Page: 418

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems, BICS 2013, held in Beijing, China in June 2013. The 45 high-quality papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 68 submissions. BICS 2013 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of brain inspired cognitive systems research and applications in diverse fields.

On the Bilingual Person

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Author: Renzo Titone,Canadian Society for Italian Studies

Publisher: Biblioteca di Quaderni d’italianistica

ISBN: 9780969197966

Category: Bilingualism

Page: 140

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The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics

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Author: José Ignacio Hualde,Antxon Olarrea,Erin O'Rourke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118228049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 904

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Reflecting the growth and increasing global importance of the Spanish language, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics brings together a team of renowned Spanish linguistics scholars to explore both applied and theoretical work in this field. Features 41 newly-written essays contributed by leading language scholars that shed new light on the growth and significance of the Spanish language Combines current applied and theoretical research results in the field of Spanish linguistics Explores all facets relating to the origins, evolution, and geographical variations of the Spanish language Examines topics including second language learning, Spanish in the classroom, immigration, heritage languages, and bilingualism

The Bilingual Courtroom

Court Interpreters in the Judicial Process

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Author: Susan Berk-Seligson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226923274

Category: Law

Page: 322

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Drawing on more than one hundred hours of taped recordings of Spanish/English court proceedings in federal, state, and municipal courts—along with extensive psycholinguistic research using translated testimony and mock jurors—Susan Berk-Seligson's seminal book presents a systematic study of court interpreters, and raises some alarming, vitally important concerns: contrary to the assumption that interpreters do not affect the contents of court proceedings, they could potentially make the difference between a defendant being found guilty or innocent of a crime.