Cognitive Control and Consequences of Multilingualism

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The human mind is a marvelous device that effectively regulates mental activities and facilitates amendable cognitive behaviour across several domains such as attention, memory, and language processing. For multilinguals, the mind also represents and manages more than one language system—a mental exercise which may lead to cognitive benefits. Through an in-depth exploration of these issues, Cognitive Control and Consequences of Multilingualism presents original studies and new perspectives which are cutting-edge and feature traditional and innovative methodologies such as ERPs, fMRIs, eye-tracking, picture- and numeral naming, the Simon, flanker, and oculomotor Stroop tasks, among others. The studies in this book investigate prominent themes in multilingual language control for both comprehension and production and probe the notion of a cognitive advantage that may be a result of multilingualism. The growing number of researchers, practitioners, and students alike will find this volume to be an instrumental source of readings that illuminates how one mind accommodates and controls multiple languages and the consequences it has on human cognition in general.
[Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, 2]  2016.  xvii, 453 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
About the editor
About the contributors
Part I: Introduction
Cognitive and neurocognitive implications of language control and multilingualism
John W. Schwieter and Andrea Hadland
Part II: Cognitive control and multilingualism
Chapter 1. Bilingualism, executive control, and eye movement measures of reading: A selective review and re-analysis of bilingual vs. multilingual reading data
Debra Titone, Veronica Whitford, Agnieszka Lijewska and Inbal Itzhak
Chapter 2. Listening with your cohort: Do bilingual toddlers co-activate cohorts from both languages when hearing words in one language alone?
Susan C. Bobb, Laila Y.D. Nauck, Nicole Altvater-Mackensen, Katie Von Holzen and Nivedita Mani
Chapter 3. The role of executive function in the perception of L2 speech sounds in young balanced and unbalanced dual language learners
Pilar Archila-Suerte, Brandin A. Munson and Arturo E. Hernandez
Chapter 4. Are cognate words “special”? On the role of cognate words in language switching performance
Mikel Santesteban and Albert Costa
Chapter 5. Action speaks louder than words, even in speaking: The influence of (no) overt speech production on language switch costs
Andrea M. Philipp and Iring Koch
Chapter 6. Influence of preparation time on language control: A trilingual digit-naming study
Julia Festman and Michela Mosca
Chapter 7. When L1 suffers: Sustained, global slowing and the reversed language effect in mixed language context
Ingrid Christoffels, Lesya Ganushchak and Wido La Heij
Chapter 8. Effects of cognitive control, lexical robustness, and frequency of codeswitching on language switching
John W. Schwieter and Aline Ferreira
Chapter 9. The locus of cross-language activation: ERP evidence from unbalanced Chinese-English bilinguals
Taomei Guo and Chunyan Kang
Chapter 10. Syntactic interference in bilingual naming during language switching: An electrophysiological study
Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells and Thomas F. Münte
Chapter 11. Multi-component perspective of cognitive control in bilingualism
Julia Morales, Carlos J. Gómez-Ariza and M. Teresa Bajo
Part III: Consequences of multilingualism
Chapter 12. The bilingual advantage in the auditory domain: New directions in methodology and theory
Julia Ouzia and Roberto Filippi
Chapter 13. Executive functions in bilingual children: Is there a role for language balance?
Anat Prior, Noa Goldwasser, Rotem Ravet-Hirsh and Mila Schwartz
Chapter 14. Home language usage and executive function in bilingual preschoolers
Sibylla Leon Guerrero, Sara A. Smith and Gigi Luk
Chapter 15. Cognitive mechanisms underlying performance differences between monolinguals and bilinguals
John G. Grundy and Kalinka Timmer
Chapter 16. Time course differences between bilinguals and monolinguals in the Simon task*
Manjunath Narra, Andrew Heathcote and Matthew Finkbeiner
Chapter 17. Top down influence on executive control in bilinguals: Influence of proficiency*
Ramesh Kumar Mishra and Niharika Singh
“Cognitive control has been instrumental in driving multilingualism research to center stage of cognitive science. Schwieter and other leading scholars present comprehensive and critical analyses of the relationship between cognitive control and bilingual/multilingual experience, using interdisciplinary theories and methodologies to study both children and adults. This is a landmark volume that helps to “turn the hazy views into full pictures” in light of recent debates on bilingualism, control, and neuroplasticity.”
“This is the first edited volume on language control in multilinguals and includes experimental and review studies by experts in the fields of multilingualism, bilingualism, and cognitive control. The collection spans multiple methodologies with both children and adults, providing a diverse look at an increasingly-relevant topic in today’s multilingual world.

“In this volume John W. Schwieter has assembled cutting-edge research by leading scholars on a wide range of issues relating to cognitive control in multilinguals. The methodological and empirical breadth of the studies presented here and the critical reflections on the underlying theories yield a comprehensive set of insights into cognitive control in the bilingual/ multilingual mind. This book is a must-read for students and scholars of multilingualism and cognition.”
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