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Competing Structures in the Bilingual Mind

A Psycholinguistic Investigation of Optional Verb Number Agreement

Authors: Bamyacı, Elif

  • Presents new data and sound findings in the research of bilingualism and psycholinguistics
  • Compares syntax-semantics and syntax-pragmatics interfaces using the same linguistic structure
  • Argues that the grammar of bilingual speakers is shaped according to language universals (Universal Grammar compatible)
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About this book

This volume combines psycholinguistic experiments with typological investigations in order to provide a comprehensive exploration of the linguistic structure of verb-number agreement in bilingual speakers, with a particular focus on the Turkish language. It takes as its starting point the question of which linguistic structures pose difficulties for bilingual speakers, and then proceeds to evaluate the question by using the interface phenomenon of optional verb number agreement. In doing so, this volume investigates how the bilingual mind handles grammatical structures that demand high processing sources, working towards a processing-based linguistic framework for the bilingual mind. 

Beginning with a thorough survey of the current research of the interface phenomenon in the bilingual mind, the volume then proceeds to present two separate studies on each linguistic interface type, namely semantics-syntax interface and syntax-pragmatics interface, thus filling a number of gaps in the bilingualism research with regards to the interface phenomenon The results and conclusions of these studies are then integrated with current knowledge and research from the field within a theoretical and processing-based framework in order to explore new psycholinguistic insights for the bilingual mind, specifically the conclusion that the grammar of bilingual speakers is shaped according to cross linguistic tendencies. Ultimately, it provides a unified account and a comprehensive conclu

sion regarding the non-native-like patterns in grammar of bilingual speakers. Serving as a fascinating and timely resource, Competing Structures in the Bilingual Mind: An Investigation of Optional Verb Number Agreement will appeal to bilingualism researchers, clinical linguists, cognitive scientists, experimental linguists, and any linguist specializing in Turkic or Altaic languages.


About the authors

Dr. Elif Bamyaci is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cologne, Germany, in the department of German language and literature. Dr. Bamyaci received her Ph.D. in Linguistics, from the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bamyacı, Elif

    Pages 1-7

  • Theoretical and Empirical Accounts of the “Modular Mind”

    Bamyacı, Elif

    Pages 9-30

  • Linguistic Interfaces in Bilingualism Research

    Bamyacı, Elif

    Pages 31-55

  • Review of Research on Heritage Bilingual Speakers

    Bamyacı, Elif

    Pages 57-73

  • Measuring Animacy Effects on Verb Number Marking: A Semantics-Morphosyntax Interface Phenomenon

    Bamyacı, Elif

    Pages 75-114

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22991-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22990-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competing Structures in the Bilingual Mind
Book Subtitle
A Psycholinguistic Investigation of Optional Verb Number Agreement
Authors
Series Title
The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22991-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22991-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22990-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations
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