Adult and Second Language Learning

Adult and Second Language Learning

1st Edition - May 21, 2020

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  • Editors: Kara Federmeier, Hsu-Wen Huang
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128203774
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203781

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The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 72 in this preeminent series, features empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning, to complex learning and problem-solving. Chapters in this new release cover Statistical learning predicts literacy acquisition of a foreign alphabetic and logographic language, An Investigation into Virtual Immersion Mandarin Chinese Writing Instruction with Students with Autism, Child and adult classroom L2 learners: uniqueness and similarities, and implications for cognitive models, Current Trends in Second Sign Language Research: Acquisition, Teaching and Assessment, Language Experiences and Cognitive Control: A Dynamic Perspective, and much more.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest information in the highly regarded Psychology of Learning and Motivation series
  • Provides an essential reference for researchers and academics in cognitive science
  • Contains information relevant to both applied concerns and basic research


Researchers and students in cognitive psychology

Table of Contents

      1. Immersion into virtual reality for language learning
      2. Yu-Ju Lan

      3. Language experiences and cognitive control: A dynamic perspective
      4. Ping Li and Yanping Dong

      5. Studying bilingual learners and users of spoken and signed languages: A neurocognitive approach
      6. Katherine J. Midgley, Yazmin E. Medina and Brittany Lee

      7. Event-related brain potentials in multilingual language processing: The N’s and P’s
      8. Brennan R. Payne, Shukhan Ng, Kailen Shantz and Kara D. Federmeier

      9. Neural hemispheric organization in successful adult language learning: Is left always right?
      10. Zhenghan Qi and Jennifer Legault

      11. Foreign language learning motivation: Phonetic chill or Latin lover effect? Does sound structure or social stereotyping drive FLL?
      12. Susanne M. Reiterer, Vita Kogan, Annemarie Seither-Preisler and Gašper Pesek

      13. Lexical processing in child and adult classroom second language learners: Uniqueness and similarities, and implications for cognitive models
      14. Janet G. van Hell

      15. The dynamics of language experience and how it affects language and cognition
      16. Zofia Wodniecka, Alba Casado, Patrycja Kałamała, Marta Marecka, Kalinka Timmer and Agata Wolna

      17. The contribution of statistical learning to language and literacy acquisition

    Denise H. Wu and Talat Bulut

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: May 21, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128203774
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203781

About the Serial Volume Editors

Kara Federmeier

Kara D. Federmeier received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois and a full-time faculty member at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, where she leads the Illinois Language and Literacy Initiative and heads the Cognition and Brain Lab. She is also a Past President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Her research examines meaning comprehension and memory using human electrophysiological techniques, in combination with behavioral, eyetracking, and other functional imaging and psychophysiological methods. She has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Hsu-Wen Huang

Hsu-Wen Huang is at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Affiliations and Expertise

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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