Multilingual Cognition and Language Use

Processing and typological perspectives

| University of East Anglia
| University of Koblenz-Landau
ISBN 9789027223982 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027270283 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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, Māori, 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.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 44]  2014.  x, 337 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
Foreword: Multilingual cognition and language use
Luna Filipović and Martin Pütz
Introduction: Understanding multilingualism: Interdisciplinary trends – past, present, and future
Luna Filipović and Martin Pütz
Part I. Multilingual contrasts: Interfaces and integrations
Methodological approaches in the study of linguistic relativity: Corpus method and cognitive theory
John A. Lucy
Frequency of use and basic vocabulary
Andreea S. Calude and Mark Pagel
A contrastive study of colour terms in French and German causal constructions
Sabine De Knop
Compound verbs in English and Bulgarian and the relativity debate
Alexandra Bagasheva
HERE, NEAR, FAR: Spatial conceptualisation and cognition in a cross-linguistic perspective (English vs. Russian)
Anna Gladkova
Cognitive maps of landmark orientation
Martin Thiering
Is space-time metaphorical mapping universal? Time for a cultural turn
Chris Sinha
Part II. Bilingual processing: Language representation and language use
Efficiency of the bilingual mind: Clues from processing, memory, and second language acquisition studies
Luna Filipović
About phonological, grammatical, and semantic accents in bilinguals’ language use and their cause
Annette M.B. de Groot
Aging and bilingual processing: Age-related and individual differences in groups of early bilingual Frisians
Nienke Houtzager, Wander Lowie and Kees de Bot
L1-based prototypicality effects in L2 vocabulary learning
Xiaoyan Xia and Janny Leung
Finding a wooden jandal in the jandal wood : The role of bilingualism for the interpretation of headedness in novel English compounds
Alexander Onysko and Marta Degani
Name index
Subject index
Language index
“This volume moves forward the study of multilingualism by gathering research studies richly informed by language typology, cognitive linguistics, and psycholinguistics to contrast usage, structure, and cognition in multiple languages, and to develop experimental studies of language representation and processing in the multilingual mind. This ground-breaking synthesis demonstrates the necessity of interdisciplinarity, it illustrates the insights to be gleaned from such collaborations, and it sets the stage for a new Applied Language Typology. These chapters lead the development of Cognitive Linguistics towards something more interesting still, Cognitive Multilinguistics.”
“Congratulations to Luna Filipović and Martin Pütz for putting together this timely and comprehensive volume on multilingualism. One cannot understand multilingualism or bilingualism without considering a range of perspectives, and this is the strength of this interdisciplinary volume. We learn about multilingualism through the lens of typological proximity, processing, and storage. We are introduced to questions of acquisition and aging, both central to multilingualism, but not always dealt with together. The wide range of topics, the inclusion of languages not commonly dealt with (how many studies are there with Yukatek as an object of inquiry?), and the diverse disciplinary perspectives make this book a must read for students and scholars of multilingualism and bilingualism.”
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De Groot, Annette M. B.
2021.  In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Filipović, Luna
2019.  In Bilingualism in Action, Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014006243 | Marc record