Modeling Bilingualism

From Structure to Chaos

In Honor of Kees de Bot

| University of Groningen
| University of Groningen
ISBN 9789027241825 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027287007 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
This volume presents an overview of changes in paradigms, perspectives and contexts of research into bilingual development over the past two decades. During this time, the focus of perspective has changed. In the early 1990s, most investigations still proceeded from models that assumed modular components, hierarchical relationships and linear processes, and investigated what were perceived to be the ‘typical’ contexts of bilingual development (sequential, usually instructed bilingualism, where the second language would remain the weaker one and the speakers investigated were typically young adults). More recently it has been proposed that such models may not be complex enough to accommodate bilingual development in all its facets and settings (bimodal bilingualism, attrition, aging). This change has recently culminated in applications of chaos theory to Applied Linguistics, and in the widening range of situations of language acquisition, learning and deterioration which have been investigated.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 43]  2011.  vii, 308 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: From structure to chaos: Twenty years of modeling bilingualism
Diane Larsen-Freeman, Monika S. Schmid and Wander Lowie
Part I. Multilingualism
Psycholinguistic perspectives on language processing in bilinguals
Judith F. Kroll and Daan Hermans
Triggered code-switching: Evidence from picture naming experiments
Mirjam Broersma
Working memory capacity, inhibitory control, and proficiency in a second language
Susan M. Gass and Junkyu Lee
Explanations of associations between L1 and L2 literacy skills
Jan H. Hulstijn
Part II. Language attrition
The acquisition, attrition, and relearning of mission vocabulary
Lynne Hansen
Second language attrition: Theory, research and challenges
Lelia Murtagh
Contact x time: External factors and variability in L1 attrition
Monika S. Schmid
The shifting structure of emotion semantics across immigrant generations: Effects of the second culture on the first language
Robert W. Schrauf and Julia Sanchez
Part III. Language and aging
Bilingualism, code-switching and aging: A myth of attrition and a tale of collaboration
Michael Clyne
Language reversion versus general cognitive decline: Towards a new taxonomy of language change in elderly bilingual immigrants
Merel Keijzer
Part IV. DST
A dynamic model of expert-novice co-adaptation during language learning and acquisition
Paul van Geert, Henderien Steenbeek and Marijn van Dijk
The dynamics of multilingualism: Levelt’s speaking model revisited
Wander Lowie and Marjolijn H. Verspoor
Epilogue: Twenty years of modeling bilingualism: From chaos to structure – and back again
Bert Weltens
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“In a suitable reflection of Kees de Bot's wide-ranging interests, this volume presents a vast range of topics, methodologies and theoretical concerns at the cutting edge of bilingualism studies. A must-read for anyone interested in the state of the art of bilingualism.”
“Over the last two decades, bilingualism has been drawn into the focus of psycholinguistics, not in the least by Kees De Bot's contributions. This anthology beams the contagious enthusiasm of distinguished leaders in this field. I was impressed by the great variety and sophistication of their contributions.”
“The articles in this expertly put together volume represent some of the best and most innovative psycholinguistic studies of bilingualism. The original ideas that are put forward in the studies will have a fundamental impact on the field for many years to come.”
“An extremely interesting and very rich overview of twenty years of research and modelling in the field of bilingualism. A most worthy tribute to Kees de Bot's own very varied, often pioneering, contribution to the study of bilingualism, in particular in the field of L1 and L2 attrition.”
“This volume properly celebrates Kees de Bot's long-standing influence upon psycholinguistic research into bilingualism. Key articles on language processing, lexical access, working memory, literacy, language attrition, code-switching, aging, semantics and language production illustrate just how vibrant this research is. An excellent overview of bilingual psycholinguistics and of Dynamic Systems approaches.”
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BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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