Multilingual Cognition and Language Use

Processing and typological perspectives

ORCID logoLuna Filipović | University of East Anglia
Martin Pütz | University of Koblenz-Landau
ISBN 9789027223982 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027270283 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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.
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“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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Main BIC Subject

CFDM: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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