Cognitive Perspectives on Bilingualism /

Within cognitive linguistics an increasing interest in issues of bilingualism and biculturalism can be observed. Investigating the processes involved in bilingual language acquisition and use may contribute essentially to our understanding of the cognitive foundations of language. The present volume...

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Other Authors: Reif-Hülser, Monika, (Editor), Robinson, Justyna A., (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Boston ; Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2016]
Series:Trends in applied linguistics ; 17.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Table of contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
  • I. Introductory remarks
  • Introduction
  • Understanding bilingualism: Trends, challenges and perspectives
  • II. Theoretical considerations in bilingualism research
  • Bilingual pragmatic competence
  • Construction grammar and code-mixing
  • III. Input-related cognitive effects in code-mixing
  • Effects of frequency and word repetition on switch-placement
  • Mixed NPs in German-English and German-Russian bilingual children
  • IV. Input sources in bilingual language development
  • Musical, audio-visual, poetic, and narrative input: A longitudinal case study of French- English bilingual first language acquisition
  • Input outside the classroom and vocabulary development: A dynamic perspective
  • V. Concluding remarks
  • Fine tuning cross-linguistic interaction: The nuts and bolts
  • Index.