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Studying Bilinguals by Francois Grosjean
Book DescriptionEven though more than half the world's population is bilingual, the study of bilinguals has lagged behind that of monolinguals. With this book, which draws on twenty-five years of the author's research, Francois Grosjean contributes significantly to redressing the balance. The volume covers four areas of research: the definition and characterization of the bilingual person, the perception and production of spoken language by bilinguals, the sign-oral bilingualism of the Deaf, and methodological and conceptual issues in research on bilingualism. While the author takes a largely psycholinguistic approach, his acute linguistic and sociolinguistic awareness is evident throughout and especially so in his reflections on what it means to be bilingual and bicultural. The book also defends increased co-operation among researchers in connecting fields such as the language sciences and the neurosciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199281299
(246mm x 170mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francois Grosjean
Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism, Hardback (December 2012)
The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism presents a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of bilingualism, covering language processing, language acquisition, cognition and the bilingual brain.
Bilingual, Paperback (November 2012)
Whether in family life, social interactions, or business negotiations, half the people in the world speak more than one language every day. Yet many myths persist about bilingualism and bilinguals. This book explores the many facets of life with two or more languages.
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This book, by a recognized expert in bilingualism, examines the definition and characterization of the bilingual person, the perception and production of spoken language by bilinguals, the sign-oral bilingualism of the Deaf, and methodological and conceptual issues in research on bilingualism.
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Author Biography - Francois Grosjean
Francois Grosjean is Emeritus Professor of Psycholinguistics, Neuchatel University, Switzerland. He is the author of the much acclaimed Life with Two Languages: An Introduction to Bilingualism (Harvard UP, 1982). In 1997 he founded the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (CUP), which he edited until 2002. In addition to bilingualism, his research focuses on speech perception, comprehension, and production.
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