Cross-language Influences in Bilingual Processing and Second Language Acquisition

ORCID logoIrina Elgort | Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington
ORCID logoAnna Siyanova-Chanturia | Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington/Ocean University of China
ORCID logoMarc Brysbaert | Ghent University
ISBN 9789027212917 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027254702 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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A great majority of people around the world know more than one language. So, how does knowing one language affect the learning and use of additional languages? The question of cross-language influences is the focus of this book. Do bilinguals hear, understand, and produce language and meaning differently because of the languages they speak? How well can theoretical and computational models of language processing and acquisition explain and predict bilingual use patterns and acquisition trajectories? What learner, language, and context characteristics influence bilingual comprehension and production? This book provides a state-of-the-art review and critique of research into cross-language influences in phonology, lexicon, and morphosyntax, and suggests directions for future research. The interdisciplinary nature of the book bridges the gap between research on bilingualism and second language acquisition. The book will be of interest to graduate students, teachers, and researchers in linguistics and second language acquisition, cognitive psychology, and language education.
[Bilingual Processing and Acquisition, 16] 2023.  vi, 321 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“A comprehensive and well-structured coverage of research on cross-language influences on language processing by bilingual persons with contributions from the leading players in the field, combined with the important aim to connect bilingual language processing and second language learning research.”
“This book is the most up-to-date, sophisticated, and comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and experimental work on crosslinguistic influence (CLI) that I am aware of. This will now be my new go-to reference for current CLI-related theories, methods, and findings in phonology, lexis, morphology, and syntax.”

Main BIC Subject

CFDM: Bilingualism & multilingualism

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009040: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Psycholinguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022049488 | Marc record