Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics

The Bilingual Mind

Thinking, Feeling and Speaking in Two Languages

Authors: Javier, Rafael Art

  • This useful guide provides practical information for parents, educators, and professionals
  • Based on extensive clinical practice, this work draws on specific examples from the writer’s wide experience assessing and treating bilingual children and adults
  • Presenting a comprehensive critical analysis of the relevant and current research data, the book contains numerous illustrations for ease of reading
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About this book

As bilingual individuals enter the educational system and the clinical landscape, they struggle with intricate, often painful questions of identity, culture, and assimilation. Professionals working with these individuals need to complement their knowledge of specific cultural issues with the psychological processes that all bilingual speakers share. The Bilingual Mind: Thinking, Feeling, and Speaking in Two Languages  fills a critical gap in the cross-cultural literature by illuminating the bilingual experience in both its social and clinical contexts.

Rafael Javier makes a convincing, empirically founded case for what he terms the bilingual mind, with its own particular approach to cognition, memory, and emotional and social development. From this framework, he proceeds to salient but seldom examined questions such as:

-What are the effects of bilingualism on cognitive development?

-Is some degree of language shifting always present in bilingual thinking?

-Do interpreters improve or compromise communication?

-What assessment instruments are best suited to bilingual individuals?

-What are the key issues in providing appropriate treatment interventions to bilingual patients?

-How can professionals be better trained to work with this population?

Given the prevalence of -- and controversies surrounding-- bilingualism today, the author intends his text to benefit a wide range of therapists, education professionals, and scholars. The Bilingual Mind will prove as valuable to the frontline clinician and the evaluator as to the linguistic student and the policymaker designing the future of bilingual services.

About the authors

Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP
St. John's University, Supervisor and Clinical Professor of Psychology, Center for Psychological Services and Clinical Studies.

Reviews

From the reviews: “Provides a fresh perspective on crosscultural literature by placing a renewed importance on the role that bilingual experience plays in perception, memory, intelligence, learning and emotional formation. This book is mainly directed at therapists and education professionals. … SLA researchers can benefit from an innovative perspective to the bilingual mind that interweaves psycholinguistic issues with questions of identity and culture. … information about the languages spoken in the United States and an excellent overview of tests to assess less proficient and less acculturated bilinguals.” (Nuria Sagarra, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Vol. 31 (3), September, 2009)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Bilingualism and Social Context: An Introduction

    Javier, Rafael Art

    Pages 1-19

  • Is There a Bilingual Mind?

    Javier, Rafael Art.

    Pages 21-35

  • The Bilingual Linguistic Organization

    Javier, Rafael Art.

    Pages 37-51

  • Language Switching As a Communication

    Javier, Rafael Art.

    Pages 53-62

  • Bilingual Memory and the Language of Affect

    Javier, Rafael Art.

    Pages 63-83

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-30914-9
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-30913-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4041-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Bilingual Mind
Book Subtitle
Thinking, Feeling and Speaking in Two Languages
Authors
Series Title
Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-30914-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-30914-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-30913-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4041-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 154
Topics