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Studying Bilinguals

Author : François Grosjean
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"Written in a clear and informative style, this volume by a respected authority in the field will interest researchers and students in linguistics, language sciences, psychology, speech and language pathology, cognition, brain sciences, and sign language and the Deaf."--BOOK JACKET.

The Handbook of Bilingualism

Author : Tej K. Bhatia
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The Handbook of Bilingualism provides state-of-the-arttreatments of the central issues that arise in consideration of thephenomena of bilingualism ranging from the representation of thetwo languages in the bilingual individual's brain to the variousforms of bilingual education, including the status of bilingualismin each area of the world. Provides state-of-the-art coverage of a wide variety of topics,ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies ofmedia and psychological counseling. Includes latest assessment of the global linguistic situationwith particular emphasis on those geographical areas which arecenters of global conflict and commerce. Explores new topics such as global media and mobile andelectronic language learning. Includes contributions by internationally renowned researchersfrom different disciplines, genders, and ethnicities.

An Introduction to Bilingualism

Author : Jeanette Altarriba
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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.

Journal of Linguistics

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Applied psycholinguistics

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The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism

Author : François Grosjean
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The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism presents a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of bilingualism, covering language processing, language acquisition, cognition and the bilingual brain. This thorough introduction to the psycholinguistics of bilingualism is accessible to non-specialists with little previous exposure to the field Introduces students to the methodological approaches currently employed in the field, including observation, experimentation, verbal and computational modelling, and brain imaging Examines spoken and written language processing, simultaneous and successive language acquisition, bilingual memory and cognitive effects, and neurolinguistic and neuro-computational models of the bilingual brain Written in an accessible style by two of the field’s leading researchers, together with contributions from internationally-renowned scholars Featuring chapter-by-chapter research questions, this is an essential resource for those seeking insights into the bilingual mind and our current knowledge of the cognitive basis of bilingualism


Author : Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (1970- ). Instituut voor Toegepaste Linguïstik
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Early Childhood Bilingualism

Author : Eugene E. Garcia
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Language Development

Author : George V. Iwald
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Language development is a process that starts early in human life, when a person begins to acquire language by learning it as it is spoken and by mimicry. Children's language development moves from simplicity to complexity. Infants start without language. Yet by four months of age, babies can read lips and discriminate speech sounds. Usually, language starts off as recall of simple words without associated meaning, but as children age, words acquire meaning, and connections between words are formed. In time, sentences start to form as words are joined together to create logical meaning. As a person gets older, new meanings and new associations are created and vocabulary increases as more words are learned. Infants use their bodies, vocal cries and other preverbal vocalisations to communicate their wants, needs and dispositions. Even though most children begin to vocalise and eventually verbalise at various ages and at different rates, they learn their first language without conscious instruction from parents or caretakers. It is a seemingly effortless task that grows increasingly difficult with age. Of course, before any learning can begin, the child must be biologically and socially mature enough. This book presents recent important research in the field from around the world.


Author : Stockholms universitet Psykotekniska Institutet
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Assessment of Spanish speaking Populations

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Bilingualism Two Languages Two Personalities

Author : Philip Veryan Hull
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Verbal Interaction Between Bilingual Mothers and Young Children

Author : Anne Homan Vincent
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Communication Disorders in Spanish Speakers

Author : José G. Centeno
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This volume provides much-needed multidisciplinary bases to provide clinical services to Spanish speakers. Researchers and practitioners provide theoretical and empirical grounds to develop evidence-based clinical procedures for monolingual Spanish and bilingual Spanish-English children and adults with communication disorders.

Encyclopedia of language linguistics

Author : E. K. Brown
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Lexical Skills in Bilingual School age Children

Author : Kathryn Jean Kohnert
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Four different cross-sectional studies were conducted in order to examine lexical skills in early sequential Spanish-English bilinguals. All participants had learned Spanish as a first language (L1) in the home, with formal English (L2) experience beginning at approximately 5 years. Participants were grouped into five different age levels (5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16 & 18-20 years). The primary objectives of these studies were to investigate changes in basic-level lexical skills in early sequential bilinguals, in both L1 and L2, as a function of age, years of L2 experience, modality (comprehension vs. production), and varied cognitive-linguistic processing demands (in single- vs. mixed-language conditions). Combined results from the static, discrete point measures of lexical knowledge and the dynamic experimental measures of lexical access indicate that gains were made in both languages across age. These gains, however, were generally greater in English (L2) than in Spanish (L1). There was a developmental cross-over from Spanish dominance in the youngest children, through a period of relatively "balanced" cross-linguistic skills in middle childhood, culminating in a clear pattern of English dominance by adolescence. The age at which this cross-over from relative Spanish to English dominance occurred, however, varied as a function of modality (i.e., with the switch appearing first in comprehension and later in production). In the mixed-language-processing condition the results were also split across modalities. That is, there were no response decrements in the language-mixed-relative to language-blocked-processing condition for the dynamic-comprehension task. In contrast, in the dynamic-production task there was a significant slowing of response times in the mixed-language condition across all age groups. There were also changes in the pattern of speed-accuracy trade-offs in the mixed condition that may reflect developmental changes in the ability to resist cognitive interference during language processing. In summary, there was a general convergence across lexical measures, indicating that normal sequential bilingual development in children takes place over a protracted period--one that is marked by points of balance, shifts in language dominance, variable rates of growth as well as potential trade-offs in the cost of regulating this dynamic dual-language system.


Author : Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States
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The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

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Applied linguistics

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