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Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444889225, 9780080867373

Cognitive Processing in Bilinguals, Volume 83

1st Edition

Editor: R.J. Harris
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444889225
eBook ISBN: 9780080867373
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 23rd January 1992
Page Count: 604
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Table of Contents

Who Are the Bilinguals? Bilingualism: Not the Exception Any More (R.J. Harris, E.M. McGhee Nelson). History of Bilingualism Research in Cognitive Psychology (C.W. Keatley). Another View of Bilingualism (F. Grosjean). The Role of Language Background in Cognitive Processing (M. Palij, D. Aaronson). Bilingual Memory. Bilingual Memory Revisited (R. Heredia, B. McLaughlin). Cognitive Psychology and Second-language Processing: The Role of Short-term Memory (G.D.A. Brown, C. Hulme). Working Memory Capacity as a Constraint on L2 Development (M. Harrington). Linguistic Relativity Revisited: The Bilingual Word-length Effect in Working Memory during Counting, Remembering Numbers, and Mental Calculation (N.C. Ellis). The Representation of Translation Equivalents in Bilingual Memory (J. Altarriba). The Influence of Semantic Cues in Learning among Bilinguals at Different Levels of Proficiency in English (J.Y. Opoku). Lexical and Conceptual Memory in Fluent and Nonfluent Bilinguals (J.F. Kroll, A. Sholl). Lexical Access and Word Recognition in Bilinguals. On the Representation and Use of Language Information in Bilinguals (J. Grainger, T. Dijkstra). Orthographic and Lexical Constraints in Bilingual Word Recognition (C. Beauvillain). Phonological Processing in Bilingual Word Recognition (E.A. Doctor, D. Klein). Lexical Processing in Bilingual or Multilingual Speakers (H.-C. Chen). Language as a Factor in the Identification of Ordinary Words and Number Words (C. Frenck-Mestre, J. Vaid). Word Recognition in Second-Language Reading (H.-F. Chitiri et al.). A Functional View of Bilingual Lexicosemantic Organization (M.C. Votaw). The Role of Syntax in Bilingual Cognitive Processing. Changes in Sentence Processing as Second-Language Proficiency Increases (J.L. McDonald, L.K. Heilenman). On-line Integration of Grammatical Information in a Second Language (K. Kilborn). Non-native Features of Near-native Speakers: On the Ultimate Attainment of Childhood L2 Learners (K. Hyltenstam). Language Transfer and Code-Switching in Bilinguals. Competition and Transfer in Second Language Learning (B. MacWhinney). An Overview of Cross-language Transfer in Bilingual Reading (A.Y. Durgunoglu, B.J. Hancin). Auditory and Visual Speech Perception in Alphabetic and Nonalphabetic Chinese-Dutch Bilinguals (B. de Gelder, J. Vroomen). A Study of Interlingual and Intralingual Stroop Effect in Three Different Scripts: Logograph, Syllabary, and Alphabet (Wei Ling Lee et al.). Code-switching and Language Dominance (A. Bentahila, E.E. Davies). Cultural Influences of a Reading Text on the Concept Formation of Second-Language Learners of Two Nigerian Ethnic Groups (M.J. Lasisi, A.S. Onyehalu). Metalinguistic Skills in Bilinguals. Language Awareness and Language Separation in the Young Bilingual Child (L.N. Arnberg, P.W. Arnberg). Selective Attention in Cognitive Processing: The Bilingual Edge (E. Bialystok). Translation Ability: A Natural Bilingual and Metalinguistic Skill (M.E. Malakoff). Metalinguistic Awareness in Second- and Third-language Learning (J. Thomas). Cerebral Lateralization in Bilinguals. Leaning to the Right: Hemispheric Involvement in Bilinguals (E. Mägiste). Differential Cerebral Lateralization of Chinese-English Bilingual Functions? (R. Hoosain). Subject Index.


This collection of 33 papers represents the most current thinking and research on the study of cognitive processing in bilingual individuals. The contributors include well-known figures in the field and promising new scholars, representing four continents and work in dozens of languages. Instead of the social, political, or educational implications of bilingualism, the focus is on how bilingual people (mostly adults) think and process language.


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R.J. Harris

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Department of Psychology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA