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Multilingualism and Creativity (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism)By: Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin (author)Paperback
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DescriptionIn this monograph, Anatoliy V. Kharkhurin presents the results of his empirical investigation into the impact of multilingual practice on an individual's creative potential. Until now, the relationship between these two activities has received little attention in the academic community. The book makes an attempt to resuscitate this theme and provides a solid theoretical framework supported by contemporary empirical research conducted in a variety of geographic, linguistic, and sociocultural locations. This study demonstrates that several factors - such as the multilinguals' age of language acquisition, proficiency in these languages and experience with cultural settings in which these languages were acquired - have a positive impact on selective attention and language mediated concept activation mechanisms. Together, these facilitate generative and innovative capacities of creative thinking. This book will be of great interest not only to scholars in the fields of multilingualism and creativity, but also to educators and all those interested in enhancing foreign language learning and fostering creativity.
About AuthorAnatoliy V. Kharkhurin is Associate Professor of Psychology at American University of Sharjah. His research focuses mainly on the relationship between multilingualism and creativity, but also includes encoding in multilingual language perception and production, and cognitive and sociocultural aspects of creativity. His work has appeared in several edited volumes and scientific journals. Currently, he is developing a new Bilingual Creative Education program that combines foreign language learning and creativity fostering techniques in a unified curricular approach.
ContentsPreface Chapter 1: Creative Cognition Chapter 2: Multilingual Cognition Chapter 3: Multilingual Creativity Chapter 4: Multilingual Creative Cognition Chapter 5: Multilingual Creative Development Chapter 6: Implications of Multilingual Creative Cognition for Creativity Domains Chapter 7: Implications of Multilingual Creative Cognition for Education Chapter 8: Conclusions
- publication date: 03/09/2012
- ISBN13: 9781847697943
- Format: Paperback
- Number Of Pages: 240
- ID: 9781847697943
- weight: 311
- ISBN10: 1847697941
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