The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series

Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research

Editors: Heredia, Roberto R, Altarriba, Jeanette, Cieślicka, Anna B. (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of the various psycholinguistic and neurophysiological tasks used to measure bilingual language processing
  • Combines major findings from classical behavioral cognitive methodologies and  newly developing neuropsycholinguistics methodologies such as fMRI
  • Includes review questions and suggested student research projects at the conclusion of each chapter to enhance student comprehension  
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About this Textbook

The collected essays in this volume present an overview and state-of-the-field of traditional and recently developed methodological approaches to the study of bilingual reading comprehension. It critically reviews and examines major findings from classical behavioral approaches such as the visual moving window, rapid-serial visual presentation (RSVP), and eye-tracking, as well as newly developing neuropsycholinguistic methodologies such as Event-Related Potentials (ERPS), and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Written to address a timely topic, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research updates the field of bilingual reading by critically examining the contributions of the various behavioral and technologically-based reading techniques used to understand psychological processes underlying written language comprehension. Each topic is covered first from a theoretical, and then from an experimental, viewpoint. Moreover, the volume contributes to the development and establishment of Bilingual Reading as a subfield of bilingual sentence processing and fills a significant gap in the literature on bilingual language processing and thought. Significantly, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research presents an overall view of some of the typical psycholinguistic techniques and approaches, as well as proposing other possible tasks that may prove viable in investigating such theoretical issues as bilingual lexical ambiguity resolution, or how bilingual speakers might resolve multiple sources of potentially conflicting information as they comprehend sentences and discourse during the communicative process. In addition, to aid reader comprehension and encourage readers to acquire “hands on” experience in the creation and development of experiments in the realm of bilingual reading research, each chapter includes a list of key words, suggested student research projects, and questions to both help the reader review the chapter and expand upon the reading. With its comprehensive coverage of a crucial subfield of psycholinguistics and language processing, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research is an invaluable and informative resource for all students and researchers in bilingualism, neurolinguistics, bilingual cognition, and other related fields.

About the authors

Roberto R. Heredia is a professor of psychology at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU); his research interests include Lexical access, bilingual lexical processes, lexical ambiguity, figurative language processes, sentence processing, second-language acquisition, word recognition, memory and information processing. He is a former Chair of the Behavioral Sciences department at TAMIU. He is a Series Coeditor for The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series, published by Springer.

Jeanette Altarriba is a professor of psychology at State University of New York, (SUNY) Albany as well as the Director of the Cognition and Language Laboratory at SUNY-Albany. Her research interests include psychology of language, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, bilingualism, knowledge representation, eye movements and reading, concept and category formation and cognition and emotion.

Anna B. Cieślicka is an assistant professor of psychology at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU); her research focuses on the psycholinguistics of second language acquisition. She is a Series Coeditor for The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series, published by Springer.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Bilingual Research Methods

    Heredia, Roberto R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Context Effects in Bilingual Sentence Processing: Task Specificity

    Assche, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 11-31

  • Walking Bilinguals Across Language Boundaries: On-line and Off-line Techniques

    Fernández, Eva M. (et al.)

    Pages 33-60

  • Rapid Serial Visual Presentation: Bilingual Lexical and Attentional Processing

    Martin, Jennifer M. (et al.)

    Pages 61-98

  • Bilingual Reading: The Visual Moving Window

    Heredia, Roberto R. (et al.)

    Pages 99-121

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2993-1
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2992-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4992-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research
Editors
  • Roberto R Heredia
  • Jeanette Altarriba
  • Anna B. Cieślicka
Series Title
The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2993-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2993-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2992-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4992-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 383
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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