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Foundations of Bilingual Memory

Heredia, Roberto R., Altarriba, Jeanette (Eds.)

2014, XIV, 297 p.

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  • Book stresses a memory perspective, focusing on encoding, storage, and retrieval, as related to bilingual processes
  • Book prepares teachers to teach the bilingual individual, while understanding the bilingual mind
  • Discusses the latest theories and empirical methods used in the study of bilingual memory

Foundations of Bilingual Memory provides a valuable update to the field of bilingual memory and offers a new psychological perspective on how the bilingual mind encodes, stores, and retrieves information. This volume emphasizes theoretical issues, such as classic memory approaches, Compound-Coordinate Bilingualism, Bilingual Dual Coding Theory, and Working Memory, about which relatively little has been written in the bilingual domain. Also covered are:

•  The neuropsychology of bilingual memory

•  Applied issues (such as false memories and bilingualism, emotion and memory)

•  Empirical findings in support of the uniqueness of the different memory systems of the bilingual individual

•  Connectionist models of bilingualism

The volume represents the first book of its kind, in stressing a memory perspective with regards to bilingual speakers. It can serve as an advanced text for both undergraduate and graduate level students and it will be of great interest to the growing number of bilingual teachers and university classes interested in understanding the bilingual mind, as well as in preparing teachers to work with the bilingual individual.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Bilingual Dual Coding Theory - Bilingual Memory Models - Bilingual Models - Classic Bilingual Memory View - Connectionist Models of Bilingual Memory - Emotion and Memory - Episodic Memory - Explicit vs. Implicit Memory - False Memories - Memory Storage - Models of Lexical Access and Bilingualism - Semantic Memory - The Neuroscience of Bilingual Memory - Working Memory

Related subjects » Cognitive Psychology - Linguistics

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