Handbook of Bilingualism by Judith F. Kroll
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Handbook of Bilingualism
By Judith F. Kroll

Handbook of Bilingualism

Psycholinguistic Approaches

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Handbook of Bilingualism by Judith F. Kroll

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Until recently, cognitive science virtually ignored the fact that most people of the world are bilingual. During the past ten years this situation has changed markedly. There is now an appreciation that learning and using more than one language is the more natural circumstance of cognition. As a result, there is a wealth of new research on second-language learning and bilingualism that provides not only crucial evidence for the universality of cognitive principles, but also an important tool for revealing constraints within the cognitive architecture. In this volume, Judith Kroll and Annette de Groot have brought together the scientists at the forefront of research on second-language learning and bilingualism to present chapters that, rather than focusing simply on their own research, provide the first comprehensive overviews of this emerging field. Bilingualism provides a lens through which each of the central questions about language and cognition can be viewed. The five sections of this book focus on different facets of those questions: How is language acquired when infants are exposed to multiple-language input from birth, and how is it acquired when adults are required to learn a second language after early childhood? How do adult bilinguals comprehend and produce words and sentences when their two languages are potentially always active and in competition with one another? What are the neural mechanisms that underlie proficient bilingualism? What are the general consequences of bilingualism for cognition and for language and thought? This handbook will be essential reading for cognitive psychologists, linguists, applied linguists, and educators who wish to better understand the cognitive basis of bilingualism and the logic of experimental and formal approaches to language science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195151770
ISBN-10: 0195151771
Format: Hardback
(260mm x 187mm x 44mm)
Pages: 610
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Presenting an interrelated set of topics on the psycholinguistics of bilingualism, the issues raised within this volume provide an understanding of the nature of language and thought in bilinguals, but also of the mental processes that support the ability to use more than one language.

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