Multilingual Cognition and Language Use: Processing and typological perspectives (Human Cognitive Processing 44)

Multilingual Cognition and Language Use: Processing and typological perspectives (Human Cognitive Processing 44)

By: Martin Putz (editor), Luna Filipovic (editor)Hardback

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This volume provides a multifaceted view of certain key themes in multilingualism research today and offers future directions for this research area in the context of the multilingual development of individuals and societies. The selection of studied languages is eclectic (e.g. Amondawa, Cantonese, Bulgarian, Dene, Dutch, Eipo, Frisian, German, Mandarin Chinese, Maori, Russian, Spanish, and Yukatek, among others), they are typologically diverse, and they are contrasted from a variety of perspectives, such as cognitive development, aging, acquisition, grammatical and lexical processing, and memory. This collection also illustrates novel insights into the linguistic relativity debate that multilingual studies can offer, such as new and revealing perspectives on some well-known topics (e.g. colour categorisation or language transfer). The critical and comprehensive discussions of theoretical and methodological considerations presented in this volume are fundamental for numerous current, future, empirical and interdisciplinary studies of linguistic diversity, linguistic typology, and multilingual processing.


1. Editors and contributors; 2. Foreword: Multilingual cognition and language use (by Filipovic, Luna); 3. Introduction: Understanding multilingualism: Interdisciplinary trends - past, present, and future (by Filipovic, Luna); 4. Part I. Multilingual contrasts: Interfaces and integrations; 5. Methodological approaches in the study of linguistic relativity: Corpus method and cognitive theory (by Lucy, John A.); 6. Frequency of use and basic vocabulary (by Calude, Andreea S.); 7. A contrastive study of colour terms in French and German causal constructions (by Knop, Sabine De); 8. Compound verbs in English and Bulgarian and the relativity debate (by Bagasheva, Alexandra); 9. HERE, NEAR, FAR: Spatial conceptualisation and cognition in a cross-linguistic perspective (English vs. Russian) (by Gladkova, Anna); 10. Cognitive maps of landmark orientation (by Thiering, Martin); 11. Is space-time metaphorical mapping universal?: Time for a cultural turn (by Sinha, Chris); 12. Part II. Bilingual processing: Language representation and language use; 13. Efficiency of the bilingual mind: Clues from processing, memory, and second language acquisition studies (by Filipovic, Luna); 14. About phonological, grammatical, and semantic accents in bilinguals' language use and their cause (by Groot, Annette M.B. de); 15. Aging and bilingual processing: Age-related and individual differences in groups of early bilingual Frisians (by Houtzager, Nienke); 16. L1-based prototypicality effects in L2 vocabulary learning (by Xia, Xiaoyan); 17. Finding a wooden jandal in the jandal wood: The role of bilingualism for the interpretation of headedness in novel English compounds (by Onysko, Alexander); 18. Name index; 19. Subject index; 20. Language index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027223982
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 337
  • ID: 9789027223982
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 902722398X

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