An Introduction to Bilingualism: Principles and Processes

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Jeanette Altarriba, Roberto R. Heredia
Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Education - 388 pages
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This important text provides a general overview of the methods and theories used in the broad domain of bilingualism. The unique interdisciplinary approach, which is reflected in the various topics covered, gives students a global picture of the field. Topics range from early childhood intellectual development to educational and social-cognitive challenges to the maturing bilingual brain. Important developing areas such as cognitive aging, creativity, the social and cultural context perspective, communication disorders and sentence processing are also covered within the volume. This text is aimed towards undergraduate courses and graduate courses in psycholinguistics, especially those with an emphasis on bilingualism or second language learning.
 

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Contents

COGNITIVE AND NEUROLOGICAL MECHANISMS
69
CREATIVITY AND DEVELOPMENTAL PRINCIPLES
145
SOCIAL AND SOCIOCULTURAL PROCESSES
183
LINGUISTIC PRINCIPLES AND APPLIED PERSPECTIVES
243

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Jeanette Altarriba, State University of New York at Albany, USA
Roberto R. Heredia, Texas A&M International University, USA (Eds.)

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