A framework for understanding the mental lexicon

Maya Libben | University of British Columbia
ORCID logoMira Goral | City University of New York
ORCID logoGary Libben | Brock University
ISBN 9789027243775 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027264893 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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In the world today, bilingualism is more common than monolingualism. Thus, the default mental lexicon may in fact be the bilingual lexicon. More than ever, social and technological innovation have created a situation in which lexical knowledge may change dramatically throughout an individual’s lifetime. This book offers a new perspective for the understanding of these phenomena and their consequences for the representation of words in the mind and brain. Contributing authors are leaders in the field who provide a re-analysis of key assumptions and a re-focusing of research. They bring new insights and new findings that advance the understanding of both bilingualism and the mental lexicon. This volume serves to generate new directions and advances in bilingualism research.
[Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, 6]  2017.  xvii, 252 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The works in this volume are based on a truly provocative assumption—that to properly understand the mental lexicon, bilingualism is the correct default context for studying it. For this reason alone, this collection makes a significant contribution. The chapters, all written by leading researchers, provide thorough and compelling analyses, and touch on a comprehensive range of ways to think about the dynamic and integrated nature of the mental lexicon. Graduate students and seasoned researchers alike will profit from the wealth of ideas in this volume. This is a must-have reference for all mental lexicon theorists and researchers.”
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Cited by 3 other publications

2019. Modelling bilingual lexical processing: A research agenda and desiderabilia. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 22:04  pp. 703 ff. DOI logo
Libben, Gary & John W. Schwieter
2019. Lexical Organization and Reorganization in the Multilingual Mind. In The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism,  pp. 297 ff. DOI logo
Schwieter, John W. & Anat Prior
2020. Translation Ambiguity. In Bilingual Lexical Ambiguity Resolution,  pp. 96 ff. DOI logo

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BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009040 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics
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