Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism

Editors: Kecskes, Istvan, Albertazzi, Liliana (Eds.)

  • Unique cognitive-functional perspective on bilingualism
  • Explores issues such as gender systems, synergic concepts, context and task that are rarely discussed in the literature
  • Double-edged approach focuses both on the structure and functioning of the bilingual cognitive system
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A unique feature of this book is that chapters favor that line of cognitive linguistics which makes a clear distinction between real world and projected world. Information conveyed by language must be about the projected world. Both the experimental results and the systematic claims in this volume call for a weak form of whorfianism. Also, chapters add some relatively unexplored issues of bilingualism to the well-known ones, such as gender systems in the bilingual mind, context and task, synergic concepts, blending, the relationship between lexical categorization and ontological categorization among others.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Bilingualism and Cognitive Arithmetic

    Elena Rusconi, Giovanni Galfano, Remo Job

    Pages 153-174

  • Representation and Skill in Second Language Learners and Proficient Bilinguals

    Judith F. Kroll, Jared A. Linck

    Pages 237-269

  • Second Language Gender System Affects First Language Gender Classification

    Elena Andonova, Ani Gosheva, Armina Janyan, et al.

    Pages 271-299

  • Beyond Language: Childhood Bilingualism Enhances High-Level Cognitive Functions

    Ágnes Melinda Kovács

    Pages 301-323

  • Cross-Linguistic and Cognitive Structures in the Acquisition of WH-Questions in an Indonesian-Italian Bilingual Child

    Antonia Soriente

    Pages 325-362

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7480-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism
Editors
  • Istvan Kecskes
  • Liliana Albertazzi
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5935-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5935-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5934-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7480-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 362
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