A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism: Perspectives of Change in Psycholinguistics (Multilingual Matters No. 121)

A Dynamic Model of Multilingualism: Perspectives of Change in Psycholinguistics (Multilingual Matters No. 121)

By: Ulrike Jessner (author), Philip Herdina (author)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

Philip Herdina has published on the methodology of linguistics and literature, theory of grammar and multilingualism. He is also the co-author of a bilingual philosophical dictionary. Ulrike Jessner has published on psycholinguistic issues in the fields of second language acquisition, multilingualism and gender issues. Recently she has co-edited the book English in Europe (Multilingual Matters, 2000). Both authors are Associate Professors of English Linguistics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Contents

Stages in research on multilingualism; transfer reconsidered; universal grammar reviewed; multilingual proficiency reassessed; a dynamic model of multilingualism developed; a dynamic model of multilingualism analyzed; holism defended - a systems interpretation of holism; limitations, conclusions and outlook.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2001
  • ISBN13: 9781853594670
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781853594670
  • weight: 256
  • ISBN10: 1853594679

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